How to Make a Camera Mount Hat

Click Picture to Order Hat

I have been having trouble with my videos.  Because I normally shoot the videos my self as I am in the videos sometimes what I think I am

showing is not what gets captured.

This causes all manner of problems.

I recently bought a new tripod and it came with a cell phone mount and being unable to use more than one camera mount on the tripod at a time I wanted to figure out a way to use it.

Since a 1/4 20 bolt has the same threads as a camera mounting screw I figured I could hang the cell phone mount somewhere.

In looking for a good place I realized my head would be perfect.  Since my head is always pointing where my eyes are looking at a diy camera mount hat would be perfect

Making the Camera Mount Hat was easy.

Click the Picture to Order the Mounting Screw

Click the Picture to Order the Cell Phone Mount

  • First I took a punch and made a hole in the brim of the hat.  If you don’t have a punch a hot soldering iron would work.
  • Next use a washer and run the camera mounting screw through the hole.
  • Finally screw the camera to the screw and have a good time taking video.

This project could not be any easier.  Of course my wife could not stop laughing at how funny she said the contraption looked.

However, looking is a small price to pay for making videos you find useful.  As said in Jerry Maguire “I’m not in it for the money, its all about you babe”.

Seriously, I do have a horrible lack of camera skills, and bad equipment had plagued me.

Every time I save enough for better equipment I look at the reviews and promptly buy the wrong thing.

I hope that this helps me better capture the DIY projects I am working on.

Unfortunately, in a video I am working on now, I used this device when workingo n putting foam in the ceiling of the conex box and got sick watching it because I kept looking from place to place.

Its not noticeable wearing the hat, but watching the video I was like “Dave, can you ever stay still”.

David Nash :Dave Nash is a Author and Instructor that is dedicated to learning and sharing new ways to efficiently and resourcefully homestead and prepare for disasters.

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