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    Custom GoPro mounts

    Alex,
    What are the different mounts you used for the video and where did you get them? I have a Hero2 model and am looking to add different perspectives to my videos.
    Thnx,
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    My first post here! I picked up this idea somewhere on the internet, can't remember where...

    Our new Mountain Bike GoPro Mount | Flickr - Photo Sharing!

    Here is a short movie testing this custom mount in my backyard. I mounted it on both on the front and the rear brake caliper mount. Next step is testing it on rougher trails, but i'll have to wait just a little more for the spring...

    First Hero3 Movie - YouTube

    Cheers, Alex

    btw, i hate youtube downsizing video quality... the original export looks much better

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    Quote Originally Posted by discombobulated_conundrum View Post


    DIY Chesty using the display lid of the box. The straps and clips were salvaged from old bags.

    Cost of project. $ZERO$
    Thanks for the inspiration discombobulated_conundrum.

    Here is a version I made which is even more budget and only took about 10 minutes to put together - also for $0.

    I burned slices into the display lid using a hot butter knife, and rounded the sharp edges with the same hot knife. threaded through an elastic strap cut from an old mtb light head strap and it's done.

    I put my camelbak on, sit the plate against my chest and just loop the strap around the two backpack side straps, thread the free end through the plastic clip, pull tight and it sits solid as a rock.

    I used Mr Lynch's suggestion of mounting upside down and pointing the camera upwards towards my chin, works a treat.




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    You guys do top looking mount, there are awesome.

    Here's mine but nothing compare to somes really nice out here

    How to do a free GoPro chest harness... almost out of the box - YouTube

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    A piece of steerer tube, a stem cap, a 1/4" bolt, a GoPro tripod mount and a cheap Velcro mount.



    And when it's all put together.





    Still need to test it.
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    Nice!!!
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    Here's my chest mount.

    blogging at 29in.ch

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    Great thread.

    I like my gopro, I use it alot on the slopes but biking has been rough due to the vibrations, so I'll try out some of these ideas mentioned here.

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    Aquaminor Talon Gopro Mount

    Hey Gang,

    This thread has some awesome mounts! Aquaminor has developed the Talon action camera mount for Gopro cameras. We just launched our Kickstarter project. The Talon utilizes 4 contouring hemispherical surfaces that allows for numerous camera angles, you can lock in those angle using an easy clamping mechanism. Check out our Kickstarter project.

    https://www.kickstarter.com/projects...ount-for-bikes

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    Well--I went ahead and backed the project--if it makes it I will make sure and post when I get to try it out.

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    I've been testing and making these for over a year specifically for mountain bikes. There are some example video's to check out. Quick change mounting system. All parts are precision machined for direct mounting points. No foam/rubber between mounting surfaces. Any flexible material between the mounting surfaces leaves room for movement (Shake) in the camera. The heart of the system is the machined Door interface eliminating the flexy plastic mounts.

    All metal mounts are anodized black. The Torso Harness is a combination of machined HDPE and aluminum using our exclusive "gloves friendly" latching system and ultra wide platform.

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    Thank you!

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    Well--I went ahead and backed the project--if it makes it I will make sure and post when I get to try it out.

    Hello orind, thank you backing our project! Check out our updates to see Talon's performance!

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    Wow, some of these mounts are really ghetto! I have used RAM mounts in the past to mount Contour & GoPro cameras. Picked up a couple of Sony AZ1 Mini Action Cams and wanted something smaller and more refined than the RAM stuff. The Sony mounts are rather large and the GoPro bicycle mount is a disaster. So I created a few mounts in FreeCAD and am currently having them printed by Shapeways.

    Here is a link to a 27.2 and 31.6 seat post clamp for the GoPro.
    GoPro Seatpost Mount 31.6 x 17° on Shapeways
    GoPro Seatpost Mount 27.2 x 17° on Shapeways

    My original attempt had the arm extending straight out from the mount, but I have found that this limits the movement a bit. With a 17° angle, the arm is parallel to the ground with most standard geometries. Here is a picture of the original mount. The new angled mount should be here by the end of the week.



    Why aren't threads like this stickied!

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    Custom camera mounts

    I posted these a long time ago but I thought it would be good to bring them back. If you use RAM mounts here is what I did for a rear wheel skewer mount.

    Took a ball mount with the 1.4 x 20 threads and retapped it a bit larger so I could insert a 5 mm insert


    Then used it in place of a skewer nut.


    Here is a replacement for a top cap.


    Same top cap screw with RAM mount attached.


    The skewer mount needs to be redone and I am still thinking about how to do it, I cannot get it to stay tight after a lot of bouncing down the trail.
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    I decided to make my mounts much more robust. Rather than using multiple adapters connected together, I am 3D printing some direct camera to GoPro mounts. Using GoPro as a "standard" monuting system makes a lot of sense to me as there are just so many different parts and they are cheap on eBay. But there are things that are just not available or are very clunky in operation or looks. I own a GoPro, three Contour and two Sony Action cams so here is what I have built.

    To go from a Sony HDR-AZ1 (Sony Mini) direct to GoPro, I built one of these:


    To go directly from my Contour cameras T-Rail system to GoPro, I made a couple of these:


    I modified my seat post mount (pictured above) to sit parallel to the ground instead of at an angle down.


    I also drew up the same seat post mount for a 31.6 mm post, but I have not printed it yet. The seat post clamps use two M4 x 16 mm socket head cap screws and nylon lock nuts. The rest of the hardware is the standard sized GoPro thumbscrew and acorn nut. The Sony Direct mount uses one M4 x 10 mm socket head cap screw. Click on any of the three images above if your interested in purchasing any of these. This is not a business for me, I just wanted to share what I was doing with the cycling community. One problem with 3d Printing, is that each part created is very labor and time intensive. Its not like making a mold and then injection molding thousands of parts, it is one part at a time. Hence the cost of building is more for the avid tinkerer and those who want to say they have something unique. I also try to focus on things that haven't been built yet (like the direct to GoPro mounts), or are of such poor design that they could use a reworking (like the GoPro handlebar/seat post mount).
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    What are these "3D Printed" mounts made out of? I don't know anything about them but I'm pretty sure I wouldn't trust anything that was "printed" to hold my GoPro...

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    Quote Originally Posted by big0mike View Post
    What are these "3D Printed" mounts made out of? I don't know anything about them but I'm pretty sure I wouldn't trust anything that was "printed" to hold my GoPro...
    Many home printers will use ABS (think LEGOS, but not as smooth and shiny), there are other options available. Many commercial printers print using a different method that uses Nylon powder fused with a laser. This is what Shapeways uses and what each image links to. Commercial 3D printers can also print some metals, although the cost goes up exponentially.

    ABS printed parts are close to but not exactly as strong as the injection molded parts that come from GoPro or any compatible mount manufacturer. The Nylon parts are a bit more flexible if you make the walls thin, but stiffen up by adding material. Nylon can also be colored with RIT dye after printing. I have not had any issues with the 3D printed parts I have on my bike, which also includes Garmin mounts as well as camera mounts. Of course as with anything, how a part is designed contributes a lot to the overall quality and strength. That is why I tried to make the mounts direct types, that go directly from Sony to GoPro or Contour to GoPro, instead of using something like a Sony/Contour to Tripod + Tripod to GoPro.

    Considering that this thread is full of homebrew amalgamations of parts and adapters, there is more of those I wouldn't trust than any 3D part I have. We have PVC pipe, Velcro straps, hose clamps, clamps made for other devices, epoxy, you name it. I have always believed, especially after years of trying different things, that direct mounts offer better device protection, stability, strength, lower weight and usually smaller profiles than a bunch of adapters strung together to get something to work. If I can make that happen with a 3D printed part, then that will be my first choice.

    Just look at my Contour post above. I had to "build" an adapter to thread a 6 mm rod into the bottom of a RAM-B-273SS-M6U then use a RAP-B-201U-A Composite short extension arm attached to a RAM-B-348U-GP1. This ends up with a camera that is canted out to the side so it doesn't stand 12" above the bars. It is also highly prone to shaking no matter how tight you clamp down the extension arm. With my direct to GoPro 3D part I just use a cheap alloy GoPro style top cap and my adapter slid into the t_rail. Much lower profile and less prone to breaking in the event of a crash. Also the part count is lower, just two instead of three (not counting that the arm is two parts), and one 3D part is cheaper than all those RAM mount parts.
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    I added a few more direct connect mounts to go from the Contour and Sony to the GoPro. I am trying hard not to duplicate what is already available unless the current versions are just poor designs or too universal. You know the saying, jack of all trades, master of none. I really think that direct mounting is way better and will help eliminate shakes and jello by having less connections and lower weight. I love seeing all the innovative ways you guys are mounting your cams, and I often take inspiration from them.

    I have them available on Shapeways Store here: https://www.shapeways.com/shops/revolutionaries

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    So I am fooling around with chainstay mounts and found this in one of my old parts boxes.

    So I decided to create this mount.

    Just requires a single M5 x 45 mm socket head cap screw and one M5 nylon insert lock nut. Retains full functionality as a light mount. I am thinking that something like a small bar mounted Cree flashlight could be used as a movie light mounted on the same bracket. Or a double mount could be designed to add a Knog Qudos, which already has a GoPro compatible mounting tab. Should know in a couple of weeks if it will work.

    The setup will put the GoPro mounting tabs about 60 mm away from the bicycle frame, so at its closest the camera will be about 30 mm (~ 1 3/16") away from the frame.

    I think this same setup with no changes should work in the currently available KCNC Light Mount Bracket.

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    Sony AZ1 direct to GoPro mount

    Here is the results of my 3D print for mounting the Sony AZ1 directly into a GoPro mount,


    There are a few small areas where I feel like an adjustment is necessary, otherwise it works fine and holds the camera very securely.

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    WheresWaldo, Awesome work man! Ill have to take a look at that store link because i've been looking for some mount options for cool views down by the wheels. Very cool stuff, for other DIYgopro.com has some pretty awesome home projects, one the mount a swivel arm to a helmet so its spins around as you ride. Sounds retarded, looks retarded, but the video sure is cool. Obviously not for trail use but neat none the less.

    And whoever said they wouldn't trust a 3d printed connection to hold, they are making receivers for AR15s that are 3d printed, I would venture to guess that the gun powder propellant probably exerts a little more force and stress than a bike bouncing over some rocks.

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    @A Little Bird - If I can be of some assistance let me know. I really like working out tailored solutions to these types of challenges. See my thread here so we don't clutter up this one with the 3D stuff. 3D Printed Camera Mounts and Accessories

    I just stopped by DIYGoPro, some interesting stuff, but not a large community just yet. Although I didn't spend a whole lot of time there.

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    I made this piece and kept it open source, as I am not interested in building it other than for myself. But if you have a GoPro and have or can get a hold of the older Contour rotating mount with LOCK button, then you can convert it to a Rotating GoPro mount without the use of an adapter. Any 3D printer should be able to print this part. It is up on Thingiverse. Original 123D Design source file is included.

    Convert Contour Rotating Mount to GoPro Rotating Mount by WheresWaldo - Thingiverse





    This is the Contour mount I am talking about, generation 1 rotating mount.


    This conversion cannot be done with the newer lower profile Contour rotating mounts, but it is the only way to get a very low profile rotating mount for a GoPro without using two extensions strung together. When you take apart the Contour mount do not lose or break and of the pieces, especially the little U shaped locking piece.

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    Good job! Custom 3D printed GoPro seat post mounts (free download)

    Anyone who has a 3D printer or has access to a 3D printer and wants a size specific seat post mount for their GoPro style action camera. I have posted 2 simplified designs on YouMagine. They both look essentially the same one is size specific to 27.2 mm round seat posts the other to 31.6 mm.

    To print have your slicer program re-position the two halves and add support material. Cut away the support material after printing. The mounts use two M3 x 15 mm socket head cap screws and matching M3 nylon insert lock nuts to secure it to the seat post. A standard GoPro style thumbscrew and acorn nut (M5) attaches the camera. Long and short arm versions are available at the download links.


    31.6 GoPro Seat Post Mount

    27.2 GoPro Seat Post Mount

    My way of saying thanks to this community. If you do not want to print your own I have more streamlined versions of these in many more sizes on my Shapeways page (see link in signature), plus stuff for Garmin and Sony too!
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    Seat post mount looks cool but I lost a gopro from that position so make sure to tether it, I know some 3D printed materials are somewhat brittle.

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