When I'm working on projects, I can never seem to get my camera close enough. Previously, I had used a very cheap tripod, but it gets in the way of the desk.
But while working on a project with my Super Fancy Third Hand Kit, I had a moment of inspiration looking at the Loc-Line arms.
**Put a camera on it.**
Check out the full tutorial at https://learn.adafruit.com/camera-mount-for-hobby-creek-arms