There’s been a spate of YouTube videos of people strapping GoPro cameras onto things recently. [Ruiz] at [Adafruit] is looking to contribute to this trend with this tutorial on 3D printing a GoPro Session toy car mount. The entire toy car mount is 3D printed, except for the axles, which are made of the unprinted filament with melted ends to hold the wheels in place.
The part of the mount that fits around the camera is printed in a flexible filament (think Ninjaflex), so it holds on tightly to the GoPro and can be used as a bumper as well. The car that fits into the base of the camera sleeve is designed to run on Hot Wheels track so that you can lay out your shots and keep the subject in frame. It’s a neat design that could be useful for creating an interesting point of view in a video.
If you have hotwheel, a GoPro (or other tiny camera), and 3D printer this is the project that will get you through the holiday without the kids driving you crazy. Good luck dear hackers.
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Extra points for the first person to post a video using this technique with the Hot Wheels car going through the loop-de-loop!
Not sure if it;s the same technique, but…
In the words of Yoda, “Hmmm a hack this is not!”
Interesting articles get interesting comments, and something to learn from. What I learned here is the price of the flexible filament at Adafruit. Doh.
So really if I have two cameras I can attach it to something moving (genius!), film it with the second camera, and get featured here ? That´s very nice, do I got extra credits if the moving something is from Captain Nemo (or star wars) movie ? Does it work with other brands as GoPro, Adafruit ?
Hmmm it does semi inspire something more interesting to do with a kid, next time I am trying to amuse one…. Balance a 3DS on a chassis with dangling weight either side to help stabilise, and record a 3d video…
This is still my favourite ‘GoPro strapped to something’ footage:
Haha I should try it
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