The camera mounted to a bar
This is a little mount I made for my GoPro when I realized that there wasn't a simple way to have the GoPro mounted on a bar or pole, facing axially / parallel to / along the direction of the bar.
I wanted something small, sturdy, and reliable, but I also wanted it to be cheap and even possibly disposable in case you have to leave it behind. I'm pretty happy with the way it came out.
How it works:
1. Buy one of these mounts for a size close to the diameter of the bar/pole/rod that you're mounting it to. It doesn't have to be exact! If you want, you can wrap some tape around the bar to beef it up to the right size and add some friction, but I didn't find this to be necessary in most cases. As long as you're close, you should be good to go.
2. Use two zip-ties to mount it to the bar (that's what the little rectangular divots are for!). Make sure you crank down nice and tight on the zip ties so that it doesn't slide or rotate around the bar. A tip: use some releasable zip-ties if you don't want to have to use scissors / pliers / a knife to get your mount back.
3. Lastly, pop out a screw and nut from any of your other GoPro mounts, and put them on this one. Mount your GoPro, and get some awesome footage!
-> This is the 2" size, but should work well for bars that are between 0.5" and 1.5" in diameter.
-> To make sure that this actually works for everyone, I've already ordered three for myself in three different materials: Alumide, Sandstone, and White Strong & Flexible. All three came out beautiful looking, but the alumide came undersized and didn't quite fit :( and the sandstone is too brittle for me to recommend. please stick to White Strong and Flexible for a reliable mount!
-> I don't intend to make money off of this. I'm charging a $1 mark-up on each just to recover the costs of the test-prints, but the whole point is just to provide some unique mounts for the GoPro community so that we can get some sweet footage more easily. Please comment with any videos that you use these in, I want to see them!
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