Buggy Camera Mount
I have tried several HD video cameras and settled on the GoPro HD Hero, being a robust, reliable and waterproof camera. I have experimented with a few different mounts but settled on a home grown design which works great for me and is pretty cheap!
The setup consists of a stainless steel Munsen type bossed pipe clip (the item number on eBay UK is 110839368621) which cost me £6.77 with free postage, and a 200 mm length of stainless steel M10 threaded rod (the item number for this on eBay UK is 251044768989) and this cost £3.59, again with free postage.
This is the mount partially assembled (there are still a couple of bits to add)
This is the pipe clamp – the part that clamps onto the back axle of the buggy.
I’ll make a small plate of stainless which will be bolted between the 2 nylocks and will have a stainless M6 bolt fastened to it which will fit into the tripod mounting on the GoPro housing. The bolt can be repositioned to the desired position quite easily.
I made one of these from galvanised steel before, but it didn’t really do too well as I rather like going into the sea and the galvanisation didn’t!
One more stainless nut is required to “lock” the rod onto the Munsen ring and voila!
Some time later:
So here’s the finished product ready to use with GoPro mount attached:
Article by : r1ch-g
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