Secure Car Suction Cup Camera Mount on the Cheap


Although we’ve featured a really excellent car suction cup camera mount before, this is the first that I’m really tempted to make myself.  The price, around $10, combined with the claimed holding ability of 125 pounds per Harbor Freight’s listing, could make it a very worthwhile project.  You’ll also need a ball head, available from Amazon, and a 1/4 – 20 bolt, to allow your camera to pivot.

As shown in the video below, a hole needs to be drilled in the handle, then everything is attached together, forming a solid camera-mount.

It seems that Ritwika has put together an interesting and well made tutorial.  On the other hand, if you have access to a Porche convertible and Lexus SUV, you might be able to simply buy a ready made mount.  For some though, the build is more important than the final result; something that I can readily understand.

If you do in fact have a bit more than $10-ish to spend, and you’re OK with not building your mount, you might check out this car mount from Amazon.  It’s a very similar device at around $60, but includes a “double knuckle” extension that can allow you a lot more versatility when pointing the camera.  Also, the two suction cups appear to be able to pivot over curved surfaces, which would be convenient on many cars.

Also, if you want to use this setup with your GoPro, you’ll need a Tripod adapter.  Here’s an interesting new tripod adapter via Amazon, which includes a quick release attachment.