I recently got a Nikon s6300 that takes very nice 1080P High def video. I wanted to do a simple tripod mount for my newest PumpSnap that could be removed easily, and is very easy and cheap to build.
First off, I'd like to thank EOC dragon and Make it Go for the original design and inspiration.
EOC did a Youtube video about it a while ago, so no writeup there as far as I'm concerned. MIG did do a writup on his version, but I can't find it anywhere.
So let's get to the main part of the writeup.
Almost every camera on the market uses a standard 1/4X20 screw to mount to a tripod. I wanted to do POV style shots, or something like playing a FPS game like COD.
So I wanted to mount the camera in the stock, so I did it very simply and easily as shown in the following pictures.
That's probably what your PumpSnap stock looks like already.
Start by measuring how long of a piece you can fit in your fitting.
Transfer that mark onto a piece of 1 1/4 PVC assuming your fitting is for 1 1/4 PVC.
3/4 inch flat cap, 1 1/4 PVC segment, and packing tape. Mesh these together with super glue, or adhesive of choice, these will have screws in them later, so the adhesive doesn't have to be super strong. A easier way of doing it would be to use a 1 1/4 plug, but I already had all the parts on hand.
Mark the center, and drill a 7/32nds hole, and tap for 1/4 20.
I inserted a 5/8s inch long screw which is too long, so I shortened the length of the threads by adding a nut.
I put super glue all over the bolt at the bottom of it before I tightened it down all the way. That's what keeps the screw from spinning around when you tighten it. You could cover the screw in Goop, but it's not essential.
Than you just place that whole assembly into your fitting and your done! I secured everything together with some screws that run all the way through the fittings and that's what holds everything together. The camera is a little bit awkward to have mounted on, but I'll get used to it. I recessed the threads slightly so that the camera only had about 3/16ths inch of thread to screw into. You could reach from the bottom of the fitting to tighten the screw with a screwdriver if you decided not to tap a hole, but this was a easier, tool free process.
TL;DR here are some Photos I took with the camera. I don't have a SD card that takes good video yet, so when I get one I will take a video and put it up as well.
And some more photos of the completed assembly.
That's all! Thanks for reading and I hope you found this helpful.
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