D.I.Y Gravity Cable Cam

Introduction: D.I.Y Gravity Cable Cam

About: I love to camp,hunt ,fish,bike,canoe or basically anything to do with the outdoors.

This is a short instructable on my cable cam and how I made it. This cable cam balances really well with lightweight compact cameras and is made out of hardware store parts that are easily found and cheap. Hope this is useful to somebody!!!! P.S sorry I don't have any video footage yet I couldn't get them to work. ):

Step 1: Tools and Materials

All you need to make this is:
1 Pair of pliers
1 Flathead screwdriver
1 Knife or cutting tool
1 Compact and lightweight camera, The poloroid xs100 action camera works the best.

1 U-Bracket
5 Nuts to fit the threads on the U-Bracket
1 Hose clamp camera mount( Look up how to make one)
1 Pulley(Like the one in the picture)

Step 2: Make Camera Mount

This step is easy, Thread three of the nuts onto one side  of the U-Bracket and tighten. Then slip the hose clamp over the nuts and tighten it. The pics tell the whole story.

Step 3: Attach the Pulley

This step is also pretty easy, Just thread one nut onto the empty side of the U-Bracket, Slide the pulley on then put thread the other nut on. Than tighten all the nuts.

Step 4: Finished!!!!

Congratulations you have now made your very own cable cam.....Well probably not but reading this is a great start!!! Once you do build it go string it up between two trees and try it out!!! Thanks for reading!!! Please comment like and vote!!!

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    camping crazy

    Anybody that doesn't know what this is just look it up on youtube!! Sorry I lost my videos and there is too much snow to put it back up!! I might try to set it up on a sledding run and take a video of that... Sorry

    camping crazy
    camping crazy

    8 years ago

    I will add a video tonight if I can. To use it you basically run a string between two tree along a track that fast moving vehicles ride on to film them as they move.