Cameras are becoming increasingly small while taking increasingly better photos and video. Get a steadier grip on your small cameras and camcorders by making a simple DIY handle out of a bike grip.
Using a tripod, monopod or other bulky stabilisation device is usually overkill for most situations. When you’re just looking to get a better grip on your camera without adding weight to it or making movement impractical, this inexpensive grip will do the trick.
You’ll need a bike grip like the kind used on BMX bikes, a wooded dowel diameter of the grip — usually 3/4-inch — and a screw with 1/4-20 threading. You’ll also need a few basic tools like a drill, dremel tool and saw. When you’re done you’ll have a small hand-held mount you can put any camera or camcorder on that has a standard mounting hole. Check out the full build guide at the link below for step-by-step instructions and additional information. If you’re more interested in a stabiliser rather than a simple grip, definitely check out some of the previous builds we’ve highlighted like Build a $US14 Video Camera Stabiliser and Build a DIY Camera Stabiliser to Capture Smooth Video. Have a camera hack to share? Let’s hear about it in the comments.