I was cleaning up today and found an abandoned Swiffer pole in the corner. I’ve been following the way of the strobist lately, and thought to myself, wow. what a nice 3 section monopod. The stock bolts wouldn’t fit a hotshoe or light mount (that would be too easy), but a bit of dremel action on a 1/4″ bolt, a hotshoe, and some velcro later, and I’ve got a nifty way to get flash away from my body but still under my control.
I wouldn’t trust anything heavier than a mini flash on this (my carena mini is pictured here), but it is small enough to toss in your lighting bag and forget about. Until you need it.