GoPro Magnet Mount Holds Entire Accessories “Bag”

Just how powerful is the hard drive magnet mount featured on DIYTripods here? As seen in the GIF above, powerful enough to not only hold a GoPro camera securely, but also an entire “bag” of accessories on a vertical surface of this toolbox. I wasn’t planning to make this video (shown after the “read more”), but after seeing this happen decided more people would like to see it.

Although I don’t honestly remember, I believe my Hero 4 Session is in the bag—actually, not really a bag, it’s a “roll” as seen here—as well as various other accessories that I keep in it. I should note that what’s seen in the video isn’t my most powerful mount; the rare earth magnetic fixture that I made, seen in the static picture above, seems to be even stronger, and you don’t need to take apart an old hard drive to make it! Continue reading

Voice Controled GoPro Hero5 Panorama Fixture

Voice Controled GoPro Hero5 Panorama FixtureOne of the features of the GoPro Hero5 that I initially  thought sort of a gimmick, but have learned to really like, is its voice-control feature. This allows me to start and stop project videos much more often without disturbing my camera’s aim each time. This gave me the idea that I could use this feature, and recorded audio to control the camera. What I came up with is this GoPro Hero5 Automatic Panorama Fixture:

Although it works intermittently at times, I was able to get some really neat panoramic results, stitched together with Photoshop elements at around 3:00.

After some initial whining about the Hero5 Black’s mechanical construction, I’ve really come full circle, as it has some really incredible features. I plan to do a review on it eventually, but you can check it out on Amazon for other people’s opinions (or apparently you can save around $30 (also Amazon) if you’re willing to forgo fancy packaging).

This was a big project, so you can find more information and background on my JCoPro.net site as well. Though I try to make this site about short project or summaries of others’ work, this definitely fits in as a DIYTripod!

How-To: Ultra-Powerful GoPro Magnet Mount

Neodymium disk GoPro Magnet MountIf you’d like to mount your GoPro or other device to a metallic surface, there is nothing better that I know of than neodymium magnets. I previously made one using a hard drive magnet, which worked well, but it had a few disadvantages which this addresses:

  • You need a hard drive to get that kind of magnet – these disks are easily available.
  • When set on a flat surface, this mount is long and wide enough to allow it to rest there without toppling over.
  • Plasti Dip means that a sensitive surface shouldn’t be scratched, though I’ve found that parts of my coating have been flaking off (Idea per Ben Nelson in the other magnet mount post).

The video below shows how to make this GoPro Magnet Mount. To summarize: buy magnets, stick them on the adhesive pad, then coat with Plasti Dip.

If you’d like to build your own, here are some parts from Amazon that should work, though what I used may be slightly different:

It’s been a good mount so far. Perhaps the only problem (besides some Plasti Dip coming off) is that it can be hard to remove!