Make a Super Selfie Stick

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Intro: Make a Super Selfie Stick

When selfie sticks just appeared, I never thought I'll want one.

Me? Holding camera on a stick? Never!

Visiting different cities with my girlfriend, made me realize that my arms are too short to take a picture of ourselves.

Maybe a selfie stick is not a bad invention at all.

Let's make one!

What's needed:

  • Bamboo stick

I cut mine from a garden Tiki-Torch

  • Mobile phone holder for the car
  • 2 x Large, Round Neodymium magnets (30mm x 5mm)
  • Bluetooth Shutter Release Remote Control
  • String
  • Glue

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Step 1: Prepare the Bamboo

Cut a piece of bamboo as long as you want your selfie stick to be.

Then, cut that stick in half.

Step 2: Glue the Magnets

Glue strong, large neodymium magnets to one end of the each stick.

I used epoxy glue for the job.

Step 3: Make a Handle

Put some glue on the handle.

Wrap a string around it.

Step 4: Attach a Mobile Phone Holder to the Stick

Depending on the mobile phone holder you got

Cut off the head-ball and glue it to the stick.

Step 5: Attach the Remote

Tie a Bluetooth remote to the handle.

Step 6: Enjoy Your Selfie Stick

Selfie stick is small enough to put it in the bag.

Gravity and magnets will let you open the stick with one hand.

You can also attach the stick to almost any lamppost.

Great for those times when you want to take a photo without holding the stick.

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    3366carlos

    3 years ago on Introduction

    very nice, most phones are voice activated by using "shoot" or "cheese" so the shutter may not be needed.

    1 reply

    Thanks!

    My girlfriends phone can be also activated by voice, but it does not always work or maybe we just have terrible voices :)