MY DIY MULTI-CONFIGURATION MONOPOD RIG

Discussion in 'Accessories' started by Troy, Jul 27, 2017.

  1. Troy

    Troy Administrator Staff Member

    Joined:
    Feb 28, 2017
    Messages:
    10,272
    Likes Received:
    10,082
    Trophy Points:
    1,000
    MY DIY MULTI-CONFIGURATION MONOPOD RIG
    Version 1 December 2014
    Version 2 July 2017

    Version 1 - Monstrosity
    Some years ago when I bought my first SJCAM, an SJ4000 WiFi, I was obsessed with making mounts and other accessories DIY style.
    I presented to a small Facebook group my “Tactical Selfie Stick” and it was an intimidating piece of monstrosity: It had 2 mini powerbanks, a flashlight, a nylon caster acting as a swinging stabilizer, attached to a gooseneck mini-tripod used as a gun grip, a bike cellphone holder, and a cellphone as an external wifi monitor. The whole thing was integrated to a ski-pole-type monopod that had a thin aluminum tripod screwed into its base. It was real cool to look at and hold, but it was heavy and I didn’t really use it.

    Tactical Selfie Stick_smallcopy.jpg

    Enter Version 2 - Starshooter
    SJCAM sent me a camera gun-type grip (along with the SJ6 Legend Air) to test out, and I like it since the handle swings open to transform it to a desktop mini-tripod, plus, it was light. Now I need a reason to bring this, along with the remote, the SJCAM selfie-stick, a light source, and my folding metal tripod. After some tinkering, mixing and matching, I found the perfect combination.
    Version 2 of my Tactical Monopod Rig was born. Selfie-stick on steroids.

    Presenting my “StarShooter” rig.
    A multi-configuration Selfie Stick/Stand/Grip/Stabilizer/Joystick


    Stand/Stabilizer Mode:
    (Notice how the remote is triggered by the index finger)
    20170726_154023.jpg 20170726_153944.jpg

    Gun Mode:

    20170726_153424.jpg 20170726_153123.jpg

    Micro selfie-stick mode.


    20170726_153009.jpg
    20170726_152917.jpg
    20170726_152051.jpg

    Yeah, I know. Water droplets. It was raining outside, but I wanted natural light for these photos, just pardon the droplets.


    View attachment 115

    Joystick mode:

    20170726_151642.jpg

    What you need:
    SJCAM Camera (Obviously)
    SJCAM Selfie Stick with Remote
    SJCAM Remote Stick-holder
    Underwater LED Lamp (Available on Ebay)
    1 Male Tripod to action-cam mount adapter
    SJCAM Portable Mini Tripod, (listed as SJCAM Accessories Handheld Stabilizer Gimbal Stand)
    Portable Tripod.jpg
    (Photo taken from the SJCAMHD webshop)

    BIG SHOUT OUT TO OUR FRIENDS AT SJCAM USERS PHILIPPINES! WOOT!
     
  2. TonySosa

    TonySosa Administrator Staff Member

    Joined:
    May 12, 2017
    Messages:
    144
    Likes Received:
    75
    Trophy Points:
    28
    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    SZ
    This is simply DOPE! Thanks for sharing!
     
    Troy likes this.
  3. kamkar

    kamkar Elite

    Joined:
    Jun 27, 2017
    Messages:
    134
    Likes Received:
    41
    Trophy Points:
    28
    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    Denmark
    Thats pretty neat for a non stabilized rig :cool:
     
    sjcam_admin likes this.

Share This Page