As discussed in this post, I recently made some custom mounting hardware for my phone. Although a wooden block seemed sufficient at the time, I’ve been trying out some stop-motion techniques and purchased a tripod. Making my ENV2 mount compatible was a simple matter of drilling and tapping the bottom of the wood for a 1/4 – 20 screw. Most tripods accept this screw and mine was no exception.
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Update 1/25/2011 – I’ve now made it tripod-compatible!
If you’re one of the 2 to 3 people that read this blog regularly, you might wonder how I take all of the blurry pictures of my projects. The Answer is with my cell phone. Or my Env2 “feature phone”, whatever that means. I do own an actual digital camera, but 2 Megapixels is plenty of detail for the pictures I usually post on this site and my phone is generally with me all the time.
This usually works fine, but when you want to hold a shot really steady or shoot video, especially when you’re working the controls of something yourself, the holding method could be better. After some marginal success trying to stack random objects to hold my phone steady, I thought of an extremely simple solution. After several minutes with a saw and milling machine, this is what I came up with: