Powerful GoPro Magnet Mount from Computer a Hard Drive

If you have something metalic (ferromagnetic that is) to attach your GoPro to, there is nothing better that I know of than using rare earth magnets. An excellent source for these super-powerful magnets for a GoPro mount is a computer hard drive. Undo the screws on the outside with a Torx screwdriver (here’s a review of the set I use), then pry it open.

Hero4-session-GoPro-magnet-mountOnce inside, you’ll see a lot of interesting parts, but buried somewhere in a corner is an extremely powerful magnet. You’ll have to pry this out as well. It sort of reminds me of getting the good meat out of a scallop, or maybe even a pearl out of an oyster. There’s a lot of waste, but the payoff is something quite uncommon, an unbelievably strong magnet.

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After the cover is opened the powerful green magnet, indicated by a red arrow, is taken from the area indicated by the red arrow

As for how to use it with a GoPro quick-release adhesive mount, it’s quite simple. Place Continue reading

Creative Mounts of the GoPro HERO4 Session at the Beach

I recently got a GoPro HERO4 Session camera for Christmas, which was certainly a great gift. As I was also at Clearwater Beach in Florida over the holidays, I naturally decided to try it out. Here are the quick mounting solutions that I came up with:

HERO4 Session SandalSandal Mounted HERO4 Session. This would have worked quite well except for the fact that it was very low and the dune blocked the actual beach.

HERO4 Session SockOf course, if you’re transporting your HERO4 Session around, you really don’t want the lens to get scratched. An old sock makes a nice holder, and you can even loop it around your belt if you don’t think that looks too weird. Maybe if you have a bunch of them, you could wear your sock-mounted ‘Sessions around your chest like a bandoleer.

HERO4 Session GoWorxBack at the hotel, I used my GoWorx Original Handle+ (also available from Amazon) to capture a time-lapse of the setting sun. I suppose I could have used a sandal here as well, but the ‘Handle+ seems a little less likely to plummet to the concrete below.

Be sure to check out the results of my balcony time-lapse after the read more link. I’m very happy with the results! Continue reading

Professional-Looking DIY Slider

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DIY camera sliders are, of course, featured heavily on this site, but many of them don’t necessarily maintain the look or functionality of their more expensive “buy-it-yourself” brethren. Chris D wrote in on this angle iron slider post about his professional-looking DIY slider seen on Midwest Lenticular.

They feature a full parts list from Amazon and Servocity.com, two of my favorite online DIY parts retailers. At around $250, this DIY solution is more expensive than many of the rigs seen here, but compared to what something like this would cost normally (39 inch kit from Amazon for example), it’s quite inexpensive.

Check out the results after the “read more” link thing. Continue reading