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    MagicShine GoPro Replacment Mount

    I got my new mount designed and finished making them today for Magic Shine style lights. The mount is a direct replacment for the standard plastic mount and mounts directly to any standard GoPro mount. Handlebar mount, headstrap, or helmet mount, this mounts to all of them. Also the wire is routed to the side insted of out of the front on the oem mount. Sorry for the low quality cell pics.

    I have 7 left and if anyone is interested pm me for details. $15 plus shipping

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    Nice. Combine those with the K-edge go big go-pro handlebar mount and it would be a bomber set-up.

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    Would it work with the chest strap? Can you get enough of an angle to point the light forward?

    Before anyone asks - No I'm not while on the bike. It's for when I get caught out after dark cross-country skiing.

    Currently using the O-ring around the belly buckle of my pack. Sometimes I can't get it to stay pointed where I want. I'm guessing it's the belly part of the equation.

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    Have you thought about the GoPro headband mount? It seems like that would be the better option when skiing because it gets the light higher. That's what I am hoping to do once my lights are made. Until then I've been using a niterider minewt with headband.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ian_C View Post
    Would it work with the chest strap? Can you get enough of an angle to point the light forward?

    Before anyone asks - No I'm not while on the bike. It's for when I get caught out after dark cross-country skiing.

    Currently using the O-ring around the belly buckle of my pack. Sometimes I can't get it to stay pointed where I want. I'm guessing it's the belly part of the equation.
    This will work with the chesty mount as well as any other gopro mount. You may need to put a small short extention on to be able to get the angle that you want. Pm me if you are inerested in one.

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    All mounts sold. Thanks guys, enjoy!

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    Sheeeit, I make mine out of one bolt, some spacers and a reflector bracket.
    Cost?
    Free.

    Those are suh-weet, though!
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    Yo dude... do you have any more or are you planning on making anymore

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    Quote Originally Posted by rideit View Post
    Sheeeit, I make mine out of one bolt, some spacers and a reflector bracket.
    Cost?
    Free.

    Those are suh-weet, though!
    Got any pics?

    I was thinking I could just run something off with some 1/8" aluminum, but it would be hard to get the flange bent so tightly with a twist. Maybe a straight bit bolted to the side of the light?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ofroad'bent View Post
    Got any pics?

    I was thinking I could just run something off with some 1/8" aluminum, but it would be hard to get the flange bent so tightly with a twist. Maybe a straight bit bolted to the side of the light?
    OK, got it sorted out.

    I cut up a GoPro quick release mount and bolted it on.


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    Here's the Dx GoPro headband with the light

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    Nice! I hadn't thought of doing it that way.

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    I would probably JB-weld the mount to a flat piece of aluminum for extra strength next time, and of course finish it better.

    This is the mount before mods:
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    Cost of headband and mount is around $12 with free (slow) shipping.

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    Caution- looks like the middle prong isn't strong enough. Next try will be to get a modified surface mount attached to the light.

    I should have read my post above "next time will JB weld it to an aluminum plate"...
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    Seems like candlepower tech like the idea of using go-pro mounts



    Only $8.50 plus shipping seems like a good deal. Sadly for me their shipping charge is $121.79 seems just a bit excessive for a small & light part.

    The K-edge adaptor looks to be ok - $29.99 available from 1 November



    DX now sell copies of the k-edge go big mount so they may well get around to copying this as well

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    MagicShine GoPro Replacment Mount

    I picked up the Drift go pro adaptor from B&H photo. It was 12.99. Seems pretty sturdy. I'll see how well it works in about a month.

    The K edge adaptor looks like a great alternative and would add a little more heat sink.

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    A nice GoPro adapter like the Drift would be a good thing to have on the Easy2DIY store, no? The shipping makes these a bit silly when you want to order just one or two. Alloy ones would be even better.

    There are so many cheap GoPro straps, mounts, headband and bar mounts out now that it seems a good way to standardize.

    Zemike, any thoughts?

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    I agree. To speed up things can anyone post links of a good adapter?
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    Quote Originally Posted by zemike View Post
    I agree. To speed up things can anyone post links of a good adapter?
    This one at the top of the thread looks very good:
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    This one looks reasonable too. A bit pricey for what it is compared to your housings, Zemike.

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    Personally I have never used a metal GoPro mount. Isn't it supposed to bend slightly in order to grab the camera?
    Aluminium is less bendable than plastic.

    There's already a cheap substitute: High Quality Gopro Accessories Mini Size Tripod Mount Adapter Monopod for Gopro Hero 3, Gopro Hero 2, Gopro Hero (Black)-in Tripods from Consumer Electronics on Aliexpress.com
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    Quote Originally Posted by zemike View Post
    Personally I have never used a metal GoPro mount. Isn't it supposed to bend slightly in order to grab the camera?
    Aluminium is less bendable than plastic.

    There's already a cheap substitute: High Quality Gopro Accessories Mini Size Tripod Mount Adapter Monopod for Gopro Hero 3, Gopro Hero 2, Gopro Hero (Black)-in Tripods from Consumer Electronics on Aliexpress.com
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    The plastic part on the helmet or headband mount will flex enough.

    I saw this adapter, but have no idea how to attach it to an Easy2LED housing. The plastic thread looks far wider than the M4 thread on the housing.

    A metal unit might give a bit of heat dispersion.

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    The problem with the plastic is that bending also leads to fatigue - I have broken 2 plastic mounts in a matter of months, just from the constant vibration on the bike. Might not be a problem with the lower weight of a light

    The plastic thread is, or should be, the standard tripod thread of 1/4-20 UNC (~6.3 mm), same as zemike has included on the new M36 housing,

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    Any thoughts on how to use one of these with your original 20mm housing?
    I suppose you could re-tap the thread.

    Quote Originally Posted by zemike View Post
    Personally I have never used a metal GoPro mount. Isn't it supposed to bend slightly in order to grab the camera?
    Aluminium is less bendable than plastic.

    There's already a cheap substitute: High Quality Gopro Accessories Mini Size Tripod Mount Adapter Monopod for Gopro Hero 3, Gopro Hero 2, Gopro Hero (Black)-in Tripods from Consumer Electronics on Aliexpress.com
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    I'm thinking a small run of adapters might need to be built as soon as I get my CNC mill running.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vancbiker View Post
    I'm thinking a small run of adapters might need to be built as soon as I get my CNC mill running.
    Put me down for a few!

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    I may be able to make those on my 3D printer.
    I don't have a GoPro so I would need an actual part or a 3D cad file in order to design one.

    I already make the Magic shine to Marwi adapters which work great and I sell tons of those.
    I make the 900 and 1600 body style adapters

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    Should be able to find some GoPro mount files that you can download here - Search Thingiverse - Thingiverse



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    Thanks Scar,
    That saves me a bit of design time because I can at least see the dimentions
    I have never seen a Go-Pro mount so to make sure I understand

    The Go-pro mounts have 3 vertical risers

    The item you are mounting needs 2 risers

    Those two risers slide between the 3 risers
    I think that is what I am seeing

    I could pick up a Go-Pro mount at DX to make sure the mount works correctly
    I have a MS 900 here I can test with

    This one would be ok for a test fit unless someone else has a better DX item link?
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    If it helps, you can grab the .stl file I posted in this thread. Post #24.

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    I can't edit .stl files, I can only view them so they don't do me much good when I am designing something

    I use Alibre for 3D designs and it can create .stl's, but it cannot open them

    I found a Alibre cad file on thingiverse and was able to open it, so I have the upright dimentions now

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    The camera and the light adapter we need
    would be the 2-prong version.
    The mounts are 3-prong.

    You could get a Drift adapter to measure.

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    This is the part that you find on the headbands and helmet mounts.
    The 2-prong part on the camera fits into it. See the first posting on the thread for a nice design done in metal.

    Quote Originally Posted by El34 View Post
    Thanks Scar,
    That saves me a bit of design time because I can at least see the dimentions
    I have never seen a Go-Pro mount so to make sure I understand

    The Go-pro mounts have 3 vertical risers

    The item you are mounting needs 2 risers

    Those two risers slide between the 3 risers
    I think that is what I am seeing

    I could pick up a Go-Pro mount at DX to make sure the mount works correctly
    I have a MS 900 here I can test with

    This one would be ok for a test fit unless someone else has a better DX item link?
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    yes, I saw that on the aluminum pieces, just wanted to confirm

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    I'd be in for one of these mounts. Let me know when they're available

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    Definitely will buy a couple myself. Please let us know when available.

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    I ordered an aluminum assembly that has the complete mount so I could get good measurements
    I should have something whipped up on the 3D printer in a couple weeks.
    I'll report back

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    Quote Originally Posted by El34 View Post
    I ordered an aluminum assembly that has the complete mount so I could get good measurements
    I should have something whipped up on the 3D printer in a couple weeks.
    I'll report back
    I would suggest checking that you can swap the ends over - my aluminium bracket works fine as assembled, but is obviously slightly out as when I swap it around, there is excessive friction

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    Not sure I understand what you are saying?

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    I am trying to suggest that the pieces need to be made to a fine tolerance & that my DX aluminium link is not. Perhaps pictures will help. My link will go together like this
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    but not like this
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    The long piece hasn't moved, the short piece has been moved from the left side of the long piece with 2 prongs to the right side with 3 prongs.

    The difference is small, but it means the short piece connects to the camera housing well, while the long piece is a little bit loose, which makes it difficult to tighten

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    I spent some time doing some CAD work on a MS-GoPro adapter
    The main body is based on my MS Marwi Adapter

    This is just a rough mock up of a MS900 mount
    MS 1600 would have a different wire routing and reversed screw hole

    I won't be able to dial it in until I get a GoPro mount here and check the fit
    There's a bike store that sells GoPro down the street from me
    I can take an adapter in and see how it fits

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    Looking good!

    The upper part looks a bit on the thick side (From the Marwi adapter), so if it's feasible to thin that out a bit without weakening it too much it might let the light ride lower.

    Quote Originally Posted by El34 View Post
    I spent some time doing some CAD work on a MS-GoPro adapter
    The main body is based on my MS Marwi Adapter

    This is just a rough mock up of a MS900 mount
    MS 1600 would have a different wire routing and reversed screw hole

    I won't be able to dial it in until I get a GoPro mount here and check the fit
    There's a bike store that sells GoPro down the street from me
    I can take an adapter in and see how it fits

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    Yeah,
    I just butted the Marwi adapter up against the lower GoPro part
    I'll have to adjust the thickness of the upper section

    Also, keep in mind that this will be printed on a 3D printer from PLA plastic so thicknesses will be greater than a metal adapter

    I was at the HUB (LBS) a while ago and measured a Go-Pro chesty mount

    I got these measurements

    3.25mm width for the middle gap
    2.75mm width for the two Fins

    BTW, in case some were wondering what the U shaped groove is on the top
    That's so you can bend the MS900 wire left or right and exit it to the side of the adapter

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    I have made and sent a prototype mount to a user to test since I have no GoPro stuff to try it on. As soon as I get some feedback and make any changes needed I'll have some available. Initially they'll be made of black ABS plastic. Pretty tough stuff, it seems like it would be plenty strong unless the light one was trying to mount was crazy heavy. Aluminum will be an option a while later.

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    MagicShine GoPro Replacment Mount

    Excellent!

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    It's a no go on the 3D printer adapter

    I printed one up and then found out that the two fins are not strong enough to stay attached to the main body.

    The plastic layers are not fused together solid enough like a one piece machined aluminum unit or a plastic injection mold type construction

    Here's a shot of my design and one that I printed and tested
    There's a wire channel on the underside so you can exit the wire and bend it out to either side of the adapter.
    I didn't have the proper length metric screw that attaches the adapter to the MS900 body and so I use the screw that comes with the Marwi adapter. It's a bit long

    One of the upright fins broke off at the body as I was attaching it to the GoPro handlebar mount.
    That's not going to cut it but I had to give it a go and see
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    What a drag. Thanks for trying.

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    DX now have an ABS connector at US$4 that should do the job for a light weight light. Unscrew the standard tripod thread of 1/4-20 UNC & replace it with an m4, probably need a washer & you are good to go

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    Done! Ordered 3 to try. Thanks, good find.

    Would still prefer alloy.

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    Those look good - ABS is pretty tough stuff

    A 1/4 - 20 hole is pretty large compared to a 4mm screw diameter
    It would be nice to use a nylon standoff or something like that to reduce the inner hole size and keep it from trying to wiggle side to side

    A washer will cover the hole but then you still have a little screw in a big hole

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    I got word back from the gent doing the fit test of my prototype adapter. He said it fits perfectly. I'll be making a batch this weekend. Black ABS plastic CNC machined from solid. $5 ea. plus postage. I left the tab undrilled so the user can drill whatever hole size or number of holes to work with their particular light. I can drill whatever size or pattern you need for an additional charge. PM for details.
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    Attachment didn't show, Vanc. (Edit-working OK now)
    Wish I hadn't ordered the DX ones- yours are better and I'll order some of them too.
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