For the last post I noticed that it quickly became very annoying to take photos, put camera away, tweak the object, take another photo etc. Since the lighting is bad the quality of the shakycam pictures was less than good. Something had to be done, and since I don’t have a tripod yet I had to use grey cells to figure out what to do.
So I build a camera stand from a broken florescent light, a IKEA work light stand (Tertial), a chewing gum bottle, scissors, a permanent marker and some hot glue.
First I unplugged the light from mains, then sawed off the plastic end cap off the lamp, cut the wires, filed the shavings off then glued the screw to the plastic bottle. Screwed the bottle in and marked where the side is the get the camera hole aligned correctly. Cut a hole that just barely fits my Ixus camera, cut another hole on the other side so that the hand strap can be fitted through the hole and around the screw mount of the lamp stand to prevent nasty accidents to the camera if it were to fall of the stand.
15 minutes of work and a fully functional hands free camera stand out of recycled junk.