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When you go on vacation, you want to take as much gear with you as possible. But then your wife/husband/boyfriend/girlfriend/life partner/significant other/puppy starts yelling at you because you took THEIR shoes out of the suitcase to put in YOUR backup tripod and you’re like, seriously Violet, you’re taking like…TWO pairs of shoes!!!! Why do you need more than the ones you’re already wearing!?!?! Then you duck the first shoe thrown at your head and feeling pretty cocky about your cat like reflexes you gloat with your eyes closed, only to remember in a very painful manner that shoes come in twos as the second one hit you square in the nuts. It’s a story as old as time, but no more!!! I give you the bottle top tripod!!!
The clever little diagram I made is fairly self explanitory, but all you need is:
- 1x 1/4″ Bolt about an inch long
- 1x 1/4″ Nut
- 2x Washers
- 1x Softdrink bottle lid
Step 1 – drill a 1/4″ hole in the top of the lid of a softdrink bottle. The lids for the tops of softdrink bottles are usually interchangeable and there is rarely a time when there isn’t a bottle of coke or pepsi or whatever available, so that’s why this is perfect for this.
Step 2 – Put it together in the order of blot, washer, lid, washer, nut. Tighten it up.
Step 3 – Make her open the box (just kidding, but if you get this reference then a digital hi-five for you)
That’s about it. It’s about an inch and a half long so you can always have it with you and when you need a tripod just find a bottle, switch the lid for yours and attach your camera. Make sure the bottle has some kind of liquid, sand or ballast of some sort so it doesn’t fall over. Also, I wouldn’t suggest you attach a DSLR to this one, simply because a long heavy lens might topple it over, so keep this one for the point and shoots/mirrorless cameras or micro 4/3rds.