Tuesday, October 25, 2011
How to Make a Magnet Mount for your GoPro Hero
The funny thing about Gopro cameras, is the infection. Oh yea, the infection you get trying to figure out
what you can do with them, where you can mount them. If you are reading this you probably drive your
friends crazy with talk of Gopro everything, but I say too bad. Its good clean fun ...... most of the time.
One of my first home brewed Gopro mounts was my magnet mount, it sure is ugly but it worked like a charm.
Well, recently it started to come apart so I started hunting for a new model to build. I am a big
fan of Gopro free forums, it is a great community resource for everything Gopro. A couple users there
made magnet mounts using a 25 pound pull antenna magnet, so when I found them cheap at Harbor
Freight Tools I figured I'd give it a try. Here is my DIY video so you can make one yourself.
25 pound pull antenna magnet
1/2 inch 1/4 20 machine screw
1/4 inch washer
It's an easy build and a must for your Gopro kit. If you build this DIY be careful, the magnet
is strong enough to keep the camera on a car, it's also strong enough to damage a paint job.
I always use a tether, if your camera fly's off and hurts someone or causes an accident that would
be very bad.
Here are a couple fun videos to remind you that no mount is perfect.
I found two places where you can buy a magnet mount for your Gopro. Check them out.
Eye of Mine