Extreme Zip Tie Use for Bike Tripod Mounting

picture taken with a zip tie bike tripod attachment

Here’s a simple camera mount originally found here that is probably more a testament to how great zip-ties are than anything else.  As Colton puts it, he was able to mount a DSLR to his bike using “old tripod, zip-ties, some tape, and an extension cord.”  Personally, I wouldn’t have tried that with my camera, but it seems like it worked out for him with some great shots!

zip tie used to secure a tripod to a bike

via BikeHacks.com.  Also, thanks to Trevor for making me aware or that neat collection of bike-mount hacks.

Two Leg String Tripod with Coiling Device


What was called a “string tripod” was featured here before, but really, it’s more of a “string monopod.”  It should keep the camera somewhat steady, but two cords in tension would seem like a sturdier setup.

This “string tripod bipod” from Instructables, does just that, allowing for a loop of cord to be formed into a triangle similar to the person above’s stance.  Although it seems you could just loop a length of cord through a 1/4 – 20 eye bolt to make a circle, this version goes one step further with a piece of wood forming a “coiler.”  With this wooden fixture, your cord shouldn’t get wrapped in a knot, and you’ll hopefully be ready for that perfect shot sooner!

two leg string tripod at rest

via Lifehacker

Simple and Cheap PVC Pipe Tripod

simple cheap PVC pipe tripod with camera

PVC pipe is great for building random creations.  In this Instructables Article, Sooraj Bagal shows us how to make a PVC pipe “tripod.”  Apparently for under six dollars.

The design is simple, consisting of 3/4 inch diameter pipe, 4 tees, and 4 endcaps.  You’ll need to drill one of the tees out to accept a 1/4 – 20 bolt, which you can lock down with a nut.  To use this with a GoPro, you’ll need a GoPro Tripod Mount (Amazon), but most other cameras should work any other accessories.

This is a cheap, simple, and possibly useful design.  If, however, you want a gigantic PVC tripod that I have no idea what it would be used for, check this PVC monstrosity out!