How to Make a Dual External Battery Unit for Your Camera

Filmaker Scott Eggleston is an avid DIYer and loves to create his own little accessories on a very low budget. On this video he looks at a way to easily and cheaply create a a dual external batter setup that can power your camera and external monitor.

This is a pretty straightforward DIY project – take two battery plates and mount the on a mounting plate (wood or metal). If you can find a metal plate with existing holes you can save yourself a lot of time and pain drilling the holes Eggleston did (but you also take much of the DIY spirit out of the project)

Here is Eggleston parts list:


  • Drill press (for straight pilot holes)
  • Drill w/various bits
  • Philips screwdriver
  • Precision Philips screwdriver

Be sure to watch Eggleston “How to Make a DIY PVC Light Stand for Under $5“. You can also check out many more interesting DIY photography projects here on LensVid.

Iddo Genuth
Iddo Genuth is the founder and chief editor of He has been a technology reporter working for international publications since the late 1990's and covering photography since 2009. Iddo is also a co-founder of a production company specializing in commercial food and product visual content.

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