Mobile Phone Camera Arm

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Introduction: Mobile Phone Camera Arm

I don’t always have a second person available when I am in my workshop. Until now whenever I needed a different angle I would have to dismantle and reposition my camera stand.

I now have close to 85% of my workshop covered, the new camera arm has a 360 degree range and a 1.4 metre slide for better angles and smoother closeups.

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    4 Discussions

    This is a seriously nifty build. Impressive X100.

    This is fantastic. I've tried a handful of methods to make homemade ball joints out of pvc for various uses, and have never been successful.

    Using metal curtain rod ends is brilliant!

    Thank you, thank you for sharing this! Do they stay nice and tight over time, or do they tend to wear and get looser?

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    Thanks... Just a few extra tips for you... This idea won't work with small balls and the pvc needs to be the thicker pressure pipe type, don't add any lubriction to the joint and they should stay tight, the one featured in this video has 7 balls to give me the reach I wanted, since the posting, I've added a hose clamp to the top joint and another to the next ball down, just to make it/them a bit tighter, this also means that tightening the clamp can lock the joint completely if i need to.

    Excellent! Will be making some at some point for sure.

    Here was my first attempt at pvc ball joints a few years ago, using golf balls. So many reasons they didn't work, which seem obvious now! Here are a couple of pics:

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