Extreme Zip Tie Use for Bike Tripod Mounting

picture taken with a zip tie bike tripod attachment

Here’s a simple camera mount originally found here that is probably more a testament to how great zip-ties are than anything else.  As Colton puts it, he was able to mount a DSLR to his bike using “old tripod, zip-ties, some tape, and an extension cord.”  Personally, I wouldn’t have tried that with my camera, but it seems like it worked out for him with some great shots!

zip tie used to secure a tripod to a bike

via BikeHacks.com.  Also, thanks to Trevor for making me aware or that neat collection of bike-mount hacks.

September Giveaway – Anodized Aluminum GoPro Bolt


GoPro cameras come with a decent plastic bolt, and there’s really nothing wrong with it.  On the other hand, if you want something that really stands out, why not convert your GoPro “tightener” into something a bit more aluminum?

Sponsor HoStevie has them available for around $10 as of this writing, but if you’d instead like to take your chances, DIYTripods.com is giving away the three beautifully anodized bolts seen above.  You can enter and get full details of the contest here!

Extend Your GoPro Time Lapses over WiFi


GoPro Egg timer, extended ‘lapse not necessary.

We’ve featured a way to extend your GoPro’s functionality using an SD card script, but if that seems to risky to you, this WiFi GoPro hack should do that trick.  According to Adrian’s excellent write-up, all you need to do to trigger your camera over WiFi is enter the correct HTTP get request.

All you do is enter: into your browser where the XXX’s are your WiFi password.

What’s even cooler is that this GoPro WiFi hack can be automated to take very long time lapses.  Adrian has written a script to do this in Python, but I’m sure the technique can be copied to other languages if necessary.

On a related note, Adrian is quick to point out that you can view the photos on your GoPro over WiFi by going to  Really cool.  I hadn’t done the research before, but it seems logical that something like this could be done.

I’ve written about this hack as well as some other GoPro “Pwnage” at Hackaday.  I think I’d started writing this article on DIYTripods before the Hacakaday piece, but held off publishing out of respect to them.  It’s a cool article (In my probably-biased opinion) covering several GoPro hacks, so be sure to check it out.

Via Reddit