A tripod is very useful when you travel alone or take photos in the dark, isn’t it?
I found an interesting blog, so let me show you!
The blog says that tripod screw sizes are standardized, so you can make something like a tripod out of various things. He is making a camera stand out of PET bottle, first.
You can find many kinds of screws at a store.
Look for “1/4inch screws”. The price is 10~25 yen (about US$0.2) each. So cheap!!
One screw is almost the same price as one Umaibo snack bar, which is cheap and very popular in Japan.
Long screws are a little more expensive and difficult to handle than short ones, so get 12~16mm.
You need a nut and two washers also.
These are nuts.
These are washers.
They’re about 3yen each. Too cheap!!!
[How to make a PET bottle camera stand]
Prepare an empty and clean PET bottle.
Make a 6mm hole at the center of the top.
It’s easy if you have a drill.
Set a washer on a screw and insert it into the hole from the bottom.
Set another washer to hold the top, otherwise the screw slips off. Fix a nut.
Put some water in the bottle for stability.
So easy, eh? It all costs only 19yen (about $2). (Cheaper than two Umaibo bars!)
Let’s make another one out of a helmet. This is 880yen.
He painted the helmet black (because the white one didn’t look very cool), made a hole, and fixed everything on it.
Very suspicious-looking, though.(^^;)
※This time, this part to adjust angles(3500yen(about $35)→a little expensive) is used.
You can even make a camera stand out of an umbrella.
When you use a self-timer, you can take your own photos by yourself easily. This looks fun!
It costs only 119yen(about $1.2) in all. A screw does a good job (^^)v.
You can hang it on a tree like this, but you have to be very careful with its balance.
If the umbrella (camera stand) can’t keep its balance, the camera would fall over.
This is a photo taken when he was in a panic because his camera almost fell down.
People smile when they are rather in a panic, don’t they? See? he is smiling.
Also, it seems easy to fix a screw on a bicycle.
You just get a small metal part like this.
It costs only 300yen(about $3) in all.
This time, you’d better use the angle adjustable stand. It seems kind of fun to take movies with this, doesn’t it?
He made this also.
I was quite sure that he could take interesting movies with this.
But, the only problem was that he couldn’t skateboard. So funny! o (>▽<o)
1/4inch screws are remarkable! You can make various things into a camera stand, and it costs next to nothing!!
What’s more, you can affix a small light, a speaker, etc., on to a tripod. You can find new purposes for ordinary things.
It’s exciting! 🙂
Source: Daily Portal Z
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