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How to build a baby camera monitor stand in seven easy steps

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Where is your baby camera located?? Did you puncture your wall, and hang it? Do you have it on shelf??

We recently moved Haddie from her bassinet into her crib, and it came to my attention that the camera needed to be hung on the wall. We just installed (read: we hired someone) awesome wallpaper, and there is no chance that I wanted to put a hole in the wall.

As such, I did what I always do, went to Amazon to buy a baby monitor stand or tripod. To my surprise, Amazon didn’t have any. No worries, I decided to go direct to the source, and since our monitor is Motorola, I went onto their website. To my surprise, they didn’t sell any. So, I spent a few hours scouring the internet, and found out that such a device does not exist.

I am an entrepreneur. I see gaps in the market, and I solve them. So, I decided to build one. Do I think this is an idea that has legs and can make me money?? Nope. But, for now, I’ve solved the gap. Here it is in all it’s glory.

Check it out on the right hand side of the crib

Thinking of building a baby camera stand? Here’s how I did it.

Step One: Bounce over to Amazon and buy a Atlantic Satellite 77305018 2 Speaker Stands (Black).

The speaker stand, soon to be baby camera stand

Step Two: Cut a 5 inch by 5 inch wooden scrap

A beautiful scrap piece of wood

Step Three: Buy a long micro-USB cable (10 feet plus is best)

Step Four: Wire the micro-USB cable through the hollow inside of the stand.

Wire it from the bottom to the top!

Step Five: Buy some bolts, and bolt the piece of wood to the stand.

Step Six: Spray paint to the colour of your liking.

GOLD!!!!!!

Step Seven: Attach the camera.

Looks good!

This was my first prototype, and I have some improvements that need to be made. If you know a good place to source any items for my issues, please let me know.

Issue One: The stand that I bought is only 4 feet high. This is fine for now, but as the baby gets older, I am going to want it to be way higher, closer to 7 feet.

Issue Two: While the base has a low profile to the wall, I really want one that can get even closer to the wall, as this one sticks out about 3 inches.

Issue Three: I love the fact that the wire is concealed within the stand, so I don’t need to worry about the baby playing with the wire, but I am concerned about the stability of the stand when it is seven feet tall, and I don’t want to have to drill any holes in the wall.

Where do you have your baby monitor? Have you built anything like this??

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