Have you ever wanted to put a strap on your Sprocket Rocket and find out there's no right place to put it? I tried to place a strap at the bottom of the Sprocket (in the eye that screws into the tripod) but that just didn't work for me as the camera would hang upside down and that's not cool. So I came up with this idea to put elastics around the body of the Sprocket and then clip the 2 sides of the strap there. Simple.
What you will need:
- Sew line
- Standard elastic strap (I used 6.5mm). Don’t use a strap too large so the counter of the number of frames isn’t covered. Maybe hair elastics would work too.
- Some old camera strap, or a neck card holder, or one of those strings for glasses. If you don’t have any of it any kind of string will do.
First you need to cut the elastic strap to fit the body of the Sprocket like in the picture bellow. Assuming your Sprocket has the same body has mine, it’s about 19cm. Make two of these.
Then you have to sew the ends of each strap. You should have two circles kind of hair elastics by now. You can even try to make this with hair elastics if they fit well to the Sprocket body – if they do then just jump to step 3.
Now you are going to sew together both elastics like in the picture. Do it sewing together in the places you sew before so it’s not very Frankenstein like… Well, at least if you are like me and don’t sew very well…
Now it’s almost done! Dress up your Sprocket with this kind of vest you just made…
Strap what you want to it. It’s better to be a strap with 2 ends so the Sprocket can hang properly from your neck. Try to find any lost or not used strap from a old camera, or a neck card holder, or anything you can use to this… Or make one of your own, imagination is welcome!
You have to remove the elastics to change films, but they are elastics so it’s very easy to remove and put on again.
And that’s it! Simple, isn’t it? I’m sure even if you think you can’t sew, you can learn how to do it and (trust me) you don’t even have to sew very well for this!