This extremely cheap and portable camera stabilizer is a great way to stabilize your photos without resorting to lugging around a tripod.
All you need for the ultra-portable hack is a large washer, some nylon string, and a properly sized bolt. It’s no substitute for a well-machined and weighted tripod but for simple setups where you just need a little extra stability without hauling heavy gear it’s pretty awesome.
Check out the above video to see the entire build process plus some video of the stabilizer in action. Have a favorite, and preferably cheap, camera hack? Let’s hear about it in the comments.
Jason Fitzpatrick is warranty-voiding DIYer and all around geek. When he's not documenting mods and hacks he's doing his best to make sure a generation of college students graduate knowing they should put their pants on one leg at a time and go on to greatness, just like Bruce Dickinson. You can follow him on Google+ if you'd like.
- Published 09/12/11