12 Feb 2010 DIY Tabletop Tripod
More tinkering in the garage tonight, its a great stress reliever! For awhile now I’ve wanted to make my own little tripod for my Flip Mino video camera, small enough to throw in my tank bag. I remember trying to prop my little Mino up on the ground to capture this little slimy creek crossing, it wasn’t the easiest and I think it even fell more than once!
This little dude is free, it works great and I’ll be able to get those cool angle low shots while riding. I can even bend the legs around a tree limb or fence post if I need to. So here’s what I came up with:
Here’s all you need to make your own little tripod. The black washer nut piece you don’t really need. I just added it cuz I found it and was going to use some sort of nut to be able to tighten down the legs onto each other.
My Flip Mino weighs 3.3 oz and this little thing holds it up with no problems. I could easily use stronger gauge wire for a heavier camera. You can buy tabletop tripods for cheap, but this little contraption will last for ever, need a new leg just cut a new piece of wire and slap it on. I love when a plan comes together!