You can pick up the
parts for this project at
any hardware store.
Put a camera or camcorder pretty much
anywhere with this flexible camera mount built
from a cheap desk lamp. By Marc H. Nathan
This little item should be a welcome addition to
your camera gear. It will clip to the back of the
seat in front of you so you can tape your kid’s
school play, or on a rolled-down car window to
take the hard work out of your obligatory
summer-trip family photo.
All it takes is a gooseneck lamp that can be
bought new for less than $10 (but it’s much more
satisfying to salvage one), and a bare minimum
Remove all lamp hardware and the power cable
from the lamp. Attach the bolt to the lamp neck.
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This can be done in a number of ways, including
the use of epoxy and solder, but the easiest method is to screw the bolt into the threads of the
lamp neck. Cut off the bolt head, add the wing nut
and washer, and attach the camera equipment.
1 Gooseneck lamp with
1" Wing nut
Dremel tool – To cut off
Epoxy or solder kit – To
attach bolt to lamp
Marc Nathan is an angel investor and technology enthusiast
who lives with his wife and two bulldogs in Houston, Texas.