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Old August 28th, 2007, 10:13 AM   #1
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Easy method to attach laptop to tripod under $5.00

I have needed a method to support my laptop when shooting events, rather than a table or some other type of external support device and came up with a really lightweight way to easily support the laptop when shooting tethered.

Its basically a 2 part wood tray and a rear mounting bracket that sandwhiches the tray to the tripod legs. The mount is very firm and the way it is configured the laptop can not fall off. ;)

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Old August 29th, 2007, 04:21 AM   #2
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Simple but looks like a brilliant solution!

To be honest, I've kind of stopped using the laptop on all but single location/single camera position as it was proving to be a real pain. It's the firewire connection that blows it for me. That has got to be one of the WORST connection designs in history!

But I really do like your design (finished off with a couple of coats of Hammerite, of course!).

Cheers.

Ian . . .
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Old September 13th, 2007, 02:08 PM   #3
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Great design!!!! I am definitely going to rig one of these up as soon as I can! I have been trying to think of a way to rig something like this up. :)
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