"How to" camera pole adapter

I’m not aware of anything available commercially to mount your camera on a pole, so I made one. And for those interested I have chronicled the process.
Material required was about $10 at Lowes
1- 1 1/2"fender washer (I used stainless for the hardware)
1- 1/4x20x1 1/2" bolt
2- nuts
1- inexpensive paint roller
1- tube of epoxy

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assemble the hardware as pictured, cut off the bottom 2 1/2" - 3" of the roller handle.

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insert hardware into the non threaded end of the handle

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invert and use tape to hold in place temporarily

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turn it over and place in anything handy to hold upright

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Fill with enough epoxy to cover the end of the bolt

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24 hours to cure, and you have an adapter

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I bought the mount at the local camera store for $29, I’m sure you can find one cheaper online

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Now to find an appropriate pole.

Over complicated.
Just screw a tripod straight on with a 50 cent pvc coupling.

Been preaching it for years.

Samsung is a bad brand for it because they suck at anti shake.

Well, then nevermind.

http://www.menards.com/main/paint/brushes-rollers-trays/extension-poles/mr-longarm-alumiglass-8-23-extension-pole/p-1503654-c-8090.htm

Good deal and nice instructable Frank. A good painters pole or a window washing pole and you’re set… just video and grab some stills.

I have a http://www.longshotcamerasystems.com/ type, has a fancy mechanism to take shots… I don’t use it much, but when I do it’s fantastic.

www.polepixie.com

Thats what I use. Cost me $35 for the hardware, $50 for the pole and I am good to go.

  1. point and shot camera with video capabilities.
  2. http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00EVWS1JK/ref=oh_details_o07_s00_i00?ie=UTF8&psc=1
  3. http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000C0144E/ref=oh_details_o06_s00_i00?ie=UTF8&psc=1
  4. Optional: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00C7J5ZC0/ref=oh_details_o09_s01_i00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

Good cheap option.

How do you intend on triggering the camera?

Great instructables style collage though.
Heck if it works -it works.

Let me add though the Sony wx series is the best for the size which is super tiny yet amazing video and under $300.

Bought a couple to have on hand.

Wi-Fi camera that can be controlled , and remotely viewed, with either your phone or tablet.

Here is on option. I just set mine to record a HD video and take screen shot of the areas I want.

http://www.polepixie.com/pixie-click-remote-trigger.cfm

That will work !

I looked at my sprinkler supply house and didn’t see any $.50 couplers that would do that. Do you have a picture of one?

I posted shots many times if you do a thread search.

Pole cam.jpg Procam.jpg

You can now wear the official Pole Cam Logo however and it is "Council of Men " approved.

Just a pvc coupling basically fits right onto the washer pole thread.
Very basic.

Roof hatch was locked on picture in the background.
no problem ]

Another option is to set the delay for 10 seconds.

He is my pole.

I had a small pocket tripod that I hose clamped on (then taped with electrical tape) on the end of a 24 ft pole.

I use an Sony Action Cam (wifi) that I can control with my ipad or Samsung phone. The phone has a better range for the wifi.

I use 5 second interval stills which is pretty ideal. A typical concrete tile roof…I will take 150 or so pics. It takes a few minutes to review them on the big screen back at my office. I don’t recall the exact resolution but its pretty good. I can really crop in on defects if needed and they still look great in the report.

Adapter $20](http://www.ebay.com/itm/ProPole-Painters-Pole-Adapter-For-DSLR-Action-Cameras-Flashes-Microphones-/181410349440?pt=US_Tripods&hash=item2a3ce64180)

Wow, that’s a great little adapter. But mine was $10. The labor is free. That’s why my Wife has me working around the house on a dozen projects. Free labor.