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Richard Thornton

rthornto

3D modeler, Product designer
Studying Mechanical Engineering and Electrical Engineering at Stevens Institute of Technology in Hoboken, NJ.

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rthornto commented on GoPro Mouthpiece by rthornto
July 20, 2015
GoPro Mouthpiece
rthornto @Painmedicine1 I'd like to present to you the updated version... Feel free to check it out and let me know what you think of it. https://www.shapeways.com/product/X3XQSS5A5/gopro-scuba-snorkel-mouthpiece?key=7fe17a710d9b32d22735b4f24aedf3b1
rthornto @Painmedicine1 He really is. And I've been working on a design compatible with a scuba/snorkel mouthpiece for the summer so check back in, in about a week to see the result.
rthornto @gambuzinopt Thank you for your feedback, it is much appreciated. In fact those designs were considered originally, but this design was chosen to keep the camera's center mass as near to where the user holds the camera as possible - this was found to reduce shakiness. Also following this idea - and inspired by a popular GoPro Youtube user "MicBergsma" - the camera is designed to rest just up against the chin for more stable shots. The video of his explanation is posted below: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kSfMcKhtFhw Future designs will be made with the ability to mate with a SCUBA/Snorkel mouthpiece for added comfort and with this design, the camera mount will be lowered slightly since the user can have a tighter grip on the mouthpiece. Thank you again for your input, and please feel free to continue contributing with your ideas.
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