Reader post: Nokia N8 DIY Camera Stand

| January 4, 2011 | 11 Replies

We received this email to our address (woohoo it’s partially working! – we don’t know if it’s being sent to everyone yet)

One of our readers, Ali Abdulla has a D.I.Y. Tripod stand for the N8. Heavens knows why Nokia hasn’t released an official mount yet. I’m still using the old DT-22 vice grip designed for the N93! Prior to that stand however, I did make my own tripod mount before for the N95 using a spare 1/4″ screw bit from an old camera, epoxy plastic, 3.5mm jack and grippy rubber. (see this old forum post of mine) This was attached to my very first gorillapod. It was fun making stuff!

Not the most elegant of solutions but it got the job done! Plus it was much a step up from my earlier last minute stands using the whole wire leads (with 3.5mm jack sticking into N95 to keep it stable and then wires wrapping to attach to the tripod itself :p

Anyway, here’s Ali’s post:

hey,ย  i was free the other day, and made this tripod(i’ve seen the idea b4),
You will need:
  • a plastic cassette cover
  • a cheap basicย camera tripod
  • metal ironer
  • a rubber band when u use it as a “camera” tripod
the reason for this, is i couldnt find a mobile tripod in the 3 countries that i live at..(Egypt, jordan, Yemen).. and this is cheaper too ๐Ÿ˜€
Bascially you take the upper part of the cassete, and melt out the sides, and make a “2 inch hole” for the camera,ย  i only had one cassete,ย  and i carved the hole on the WRONG side :D, the hole should be on the left, .. so i basically took out the whole center ๐Ÿ˜€
-can be used as a camera tripod:
-Media player, mini tv :
-you can connect it to a usb/bluetooth kb, and/or usb/bluetooth mouse, and chat/browse
finally if you thing the whole tripod thing is too much of a hassle, then you can use the “bottom” side of the cassete as a kickstand ๐Ÿ˜€
Thanks ๐Ÿ™‚
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  • David

    Now nokia should take inspiration from this and alow us to release the potential of the 12mpx camera and HD video by making a suitable camera mount, Im sure there is a market out there!

    • Jagadish G Chandra

      I totally agree, I am searching one for ages now. With such an awesome camera, it is but natural that it needs a stand. But the stupid management doesn’t realise it.
      Any way thanks for the great DIY idea that you shared, will try it out myself soon.

  • IMarius

    I just brought this one

    its o.k. and cheap enough , the holder has a standard screw bottom so i put it on a proper camera tripod and tis good to go.

    • Jay Montano

      Same! I bought two! Bout an hour ago ๐Ÿ˜€ Have you got yours yet?

      • IMarius

        i do indeed

  • Darren

    I bought a breffo spider podium and it works great. Tripod, desktop stand, in-car mount through the air vent. Plus, it can wrap around anything.


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  • Maher

    Great post! i’ll make my own as this week, and buy N8 the week after, FINALLY!!

    also, i live at jordan too, where did you buy the tirpod from? ๐Ÿ˜›

    • Ali Abdulla

      i’ve got mine from egypt, but ya its common in jordan too, Makkah mall, kodak.. they should have some ๐Ÿ˜›

  • jrom

    I’m modifiyng my Panosaurus to serve as a panorama pod with the N8: