Christmas projects #7 – Bottle-cap ’pod

 

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With various family visits and parties, it’s the time of year when a pocketable compact camera might take precedence over an SLR. If that’s the plan, then a bottle-cap ’pod will let you transform a drinks bottle into a camera stand, allowing you to use longer shutter speeds instead of cranking up the ISO (and noise).

Having sourced a cap, drill a hole through it using a 1⁄4in (6.5mm) drill bit.

Having sourced a cap, drill a hole through it using a 1⁄4in (6.5mm) drill bit.

Slide a 3⁄4in (90mm) long, 1/4-20-sized bolt through the hole from the inside of the cap, then fit a washer and a nut on the outside.

Slide a 3⁄4in (90mm) long, 1/4-20-sized bolt through the hole from the inside of the cap, then fit a washer and a nut on the outside.

That’s it!

Now you can swap the regular cap on a full drinks bottle for your bottle cap and you’re good to go – just attach your camera.

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