Saturday, November 10, 2012

Birth footage

Hopefully the title of this post will not deter anyone, there will be no birth footage posted in any way shape or form, I'm not even sure I want to witness that at this point...

I read a tip in a twins book (good read btw) my wife gave me about duct taping your still and video cameras together to ensure you can get plenty of pictures and video of your new little one(s)  While a great idea, the tinkerer in me felt I could do something a little more fancy although I do love some duct tape.  Out to the garage I went to scrounge some spare hardware...

Here's what I ended up with:
Not the most elegant solution but I was able to put it together with stuff from my spare hardware box and it does the trick.

Parts list:
-Plate from a 1/4" pipe clamp
-2 1/4-20 x 1" bolts (same threads as tripod mounts on most cameras)
-2 brass bushings from an old shifter
-2 leftover valve cover grommets from a Toyota 22re (I wouldn't go used here, your wife would probably prefer you wait a couple years to expose your new kid to automotive fluids)

Obviously most people (unless they're hoarders or work at a Toyota dealership) probably don't have these exact things laying around but you get the idea.  A couple of 1/4-20 bolts and a plate and you're in business, I didn't want to drive to the 'Depot for shorter bolts so I improvised..