Picture of camera stand
A camera stand that is like furniture.  Specifically for taking pictures of what you are doing for  instructables, or whatever reason you have for doing something like that.

Used to shoot this: Learning Arduino, button.

Step 1: Parts

Picture of Parts
  • 2 adjustable friction hinges -  http://www.mcmaster.com/#1791A44
  • 8 screws -- 8/32 x 1/2" --- or close to that
  • 8 tee nuts -- 8/32
Tools - 
  • Screw driver
  • Drill - 1/4" drill bit,  1" bit
  • Hammer
  • Saw
dsantil717 months ago

I like it. So you made sure the base part was heavy enough not to tip over? No problems right? Maybe stain or paint it all one color to make it look more unified. But it is a great idea. I am wanting to imitate it now!

gl0rious2 years ago
your username is amazing. just sayin.
normally camera stands are alot of money so instead of buying one ill make one
marc.cryan (author) 2 years ago
I'd like to make this better --- ideas?
The concept is solid. For upgrading, maybe use slotted angle pieces and nuts?
marc.cryan (author)  zap19982 years ago
Thanks - I found a nice piece of wood (maybe teak) -- I'm going to try and make one with the joints better,
You could use a material like aluminum so that you can slim down the design a bit. PVC pipes could also work.
marc.cryan (author)  NathanaelScheffler2 years ago
Good idea - thanks!
I really like the overall design idea, looks like it would be much better than a tripod for taking pictures of things on a desk close up.