Well technically I didn’t “DIY” this but I did have the idea. 😉
I shoot lots of video with my Sony A6500 and I have a cage for it that allows me to add numerous items to help me get better audio, stabilize my shot and compose my image using a larger monitor. Because the handles I purchased won’t allow me to mount other items to them using the cold shoe on top, I had to come up with another solution for “Run n Gun” shooting. I enlisted my Hermano Jim, (since he has a 3D printer) and he was gracious enough to print some standard cold shoe adapters and with some filing, I was able to get them to fit on top of the non-standard cold shoe.
See gallery below. Click to enlarge.
Thanks again Jim and he even printed a bracket for an external hard drive which holds the cable nicely too.