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will

I love the new 5 minute project section! It was great! Keep them coming!

jim bob

most excellent, let see many more.

Paul

You MUST specify a "1/4x20 bolt" (1/4 inch basic diameter, 20 threads per inch). Virtually any dealer who has 1/4 inch bolts has BOTH 1/4x20 and 1/4x28. Using a 1/4x28 will damage or destroy the camera's tripod socket threads.

Works much better if the flat side of the wing nut (not the wings) faces the washer on the bottom of the camera. An alternative to the bottle that does not require a bolt is to fill a zip-lock sandwich bag with sand, slip it inside a sock and nestle the camera into the sand. Much more stable, and the camera's aim can be easily adjusted.

John

Fantastic videos, if you did one per How 2.0 article you could add the link to the video to the print article.

I built the LED candle project that was in a previous print article and found it very enjoyable, may I suggest that project as the next video. :)

Keep up the great work!

John K.

John

Fantastic videos, if you did one per How 2.0 article you could add the link to the video to the print article.

I built the LED candle project that was in a previous print article and found it very enjoyable, may I suggest that project as the next video. :)

Keep up the great work!

John K.

John

Fantastic videos, if you did one per How 2.0 article you could add the link to the video to the print article.

I built the LED candle project that was in a previous print article and found it very enjoyable, may I suggest that project as the next video. :)

Keep up the great work!

John K.

Alan

Great videos, in print the how 2.0 section is one of my favorite. :)

Dennis Reiley

Nice try but I'd rather keep my small light duty tripod in my glovebox, it's only slightly larger than your assembled bottlecap and a lot more stable.

Carol

Sorry, dumb question: What is that hand tool that Jake uses to make the hole in the bottle cap? It looks like the same tool that Mike uses to make the hole in the coffee can for the cell-phone antenna, but I have no idea what it's called. Thanks.
PS--I love these 5-minute project videos which demo techniques I always wanted to know, like how to make holes in plastic and thin metal. Keep 'em coming!

Vic Compton

I've enjoyed PopSci for many years now. As an individual who is old enough to remember Heath Kits and other projects that I built in Jr. High and High School. I find your 5minute projects extremely lame and uninteresting. Well below the educational abilities of your Mag. Lets see more interesting and educational projects.

Refrig magnet from an old hard drive? Give me a break. This is not educational or interesting it qualifies as "dumbing down". This is not what most of us have come to expect from PopSci.

Thanks for listening.

Vic Compton

I've enjoyed PopSci for many years now. As an individual who is old enough to remember Heath Kits and other projects that I built in Jr. High and High School. I find your 5minute projects extremely lame and uninteresting. Well below the educational abilities of your Mag. Lets see more interesting and educational projects.

Refrig magnet from an old hard drive? Give me a break. This is not educational or interesting it qualifies as "dumbing down". This is not what most of us have come to expect from PopSci.

Thanks for listening.

mike mehary

another easy tripod is a lamp. most old lamps that have lamp shades on them have a screw at the top (for keeping the shade on - or removing it) which fits into the tri-pod screw hole on the camera. simply remove the wing nut or whatever else holds the shade on and screw the camera on and - voila' - instant tri-pod.

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