$4 dollar Handlebar Clamps = Tripod Mounts

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Woohoo! Happy these guys came in, I was waiting a few weeks for these. These are handlebar clamps for a camera with a standard 1/4 x 20 thread. These are going to work great for a ton of my DIY projects. Funny, I don't see anyone using them for the idea I have. I'm planning on using them on my Tripod Legs. They run less than $4.00 dollars each. I'm going to use these Handlebar clamps along with a simple L bracket to make a mount for my portable HDMI LCD.

Using these clamps, I can easily attach it directly to one of my Tripod Legs and keep the monitor close by and handy. In fact, I can use these clamps to mount other things to my Tripod like my Zoom H4n. I like this method better so If I need to dismount the camera, the LCD monitor or other accessories that I don't want to run with can stay put. The idea for the monitor stand is to use 2 clamps along one Tripod leg. The L bracket will be attached in between both clamps giving me a solid mount that doesn't shift. I'll show more as soon as I can spend some time in the garage, if you're interested in these clamps, you can buy them here.

6 thoughts on “$4 dollar Handlebar Clamps = Tripod Mounts

  1. Josh

    I know I'm a bit late to the game, but did you ever complete this project, and if so, is there any info on it available?


  2. Emm

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    Just updated the article, so links should work. Thanks for pointing that out. Yes, they are plastic.

  3. Dixon

    Are these metal or plastic?
    I need some similar brackets that can hold about 7 pounds, but will be used for an expensive lcd monitor about (4 lbs) with a heavy (2lb) battery mounted. Not sure Id trust plastic. Also, do you remember the manufacturer of them, seems like the ebay link you provided no longer exists. Thanks in advance!

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