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Wire source for MYOG gorillapod
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Jonathan Rozes
(jrozes)

Locale: Pacific Wonderland
Wire source for MYOG gorillapod on 06/28/2012 10:45:28 MDT Print View

Can anybody recommend a type of wire that is stiff, but can be bent and shaped repeatedly without breaking? Ideally it would also have some kind of vinyl or plastic coating and be inexpensive.

I'm wanting something I can wrap around an iPhone (weighs 5 oz), then around a tree branch or in a coil on a flat surface - basically a gorillapod, but cheaper and possibly lighter weight.

My first thought is a section of coat hanger, but maybe you folks can recommend something better?

Greg Mihalik
(greg23) - M

Locale: Colorado
Re: Wire source for MYOG gorillapod on 06/28/2012 11:15:00 MDT Print View

12 gauge copper electrical wire comes with a PVC coating.
You can find single strands on spools at your local hardware store.