This time around I made a simple wooden tripod with a parallelogram extension arm. It was difficult to adjust the height on my old tripod, so I solved that problem with the counterweighted extension arm, which has the added benefit of reaching over tools & work surfaces for some interesting angles. Watch the videos below to see how I made it, and if you like, you can download a Sketchup model of the tripod & extension arm at the link below the video.
Part 1, making the tripod:
Part 2, making the extension arm & iPhone mount:
If you want to make one yourself, or just take a closer look at the construction, you can download a free Sketchup model below. To view this, you will need Sketchup, which is a free 3D CAD program.
Download model: Wooden tripod.zip
Note: The .zip file above contains a Sketchup (.skp) file, so you will need to un-zip and extract the .skp file before opening it. You will need the latest version of Sketchup in order to view this model.
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