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GoPro swivel mount

Motorized swivel mount for GoPro

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This project was created on 03/11/2014 and last updated 6 months ago.

Description
This is a custom mount for a GoPro hero 3 camera that features a motorized panning mechanism attached to a heavy duty suction mount. Operated with a handheld controller and powered by a cars' cigarette lighter outlet, this mount enables 360 viewing while driving (controlled by the co-pilot obviously; don't hack and drive, kids).
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  • First words (video that is...)

    6 months ago • 0 comments

    Dropbox:  https://www.dropbox.com/s/m7kiq8n1j4a93o1/GOPR1401.mp4

    youtube: http://youtu.be/3kZ-kx1SKD0

    **note that it is at about 2x 

  • Test flight!

    6 months ago • 0 comments

    I hit a small snag when mounting it up for the first time... the glass of the sunroof is slightly curved which meant the mount could not have both suction cups attached at once.  I had tested the mount with only one before however, so decided to go ahead with the test.  

    With the obvious safety precautions of course.  I will always use the leash tho, I doubt that will stop the cop who pulls me over from making me take it down.  

    ***footage coming soon!!***

  • Control box

    6 months ago • 0 comments

    This is a Radio Shack (I hate radio shack. just sayin') electrical enclosure with holes opened for the momentary switch, power switch, power cable and Ethernet cable (out to motor).  I used a dremmel and a mini mill to cut the holes.  

    Electronics board soldered up and wired in.

    Close up the box...

    ...and good to Go!

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