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3D Printed GoPro Mount

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For the "Up" Challenge I decided to make something that I have wanted to make for a while now; a 3D printed GoPro mount. They are expensive to buy at stores, and I now have access to not only Solidworks designing program, but 3D printers. It does cost money of course, but at least I have access to them. Thank you Mr. Ericson from Eaglecrest High School for the materials, design programs, and 3D printer. 
 
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Step 1: The Original Sketches

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These are the original sketches that I did. I worked off of these for the next couple steps, but had to change them eventually. You will see. I measured my mount using a dial caliper, and a standard ruler. I wrote the measurements down on the paper that you can see in the pictures and on a few other papers. Eventually I drew the entire thing onto AutoCAD, so I could reference it while making the 3D model in Solidworks. If you have any questions as to what size or distance something is, feel free to contact me. 

Step 2: Original GoPro In Solidworks

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Making the mount in Solidworks was somewhat easy. Nothing but simple "Boss/Base Extrusions" and "Extruded Cuts." It was especially easy due to the fact that it has a definite line of symmetry. I finished this in under 15 minutes. 

Step 3: Modify It

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I had to modify the model because of the minimum thickness requirements of the 3D printer. The most important part about this step is to only widen the model outwards. The internal area is what matters, and if you change that, the 2nd piece of the mount wont properly snap into place. Once again, if you have any questions on just what these dimensions are, feel free to contact me. I extended the thinnest areas 0.1 inches outwards so that they have more integrity, and I also made the mount longer, just so it would be easier to work with. Remember, I did not change any of the internal distances. Those are crucial. I also made sure to add in an angle that I completely forgot about while making the original. 
his is what 3d printers are for. gopro rips you off by a million kilometers and miles
great project, you should mount onto street luge
:) keep making!
-SamjmyB
seamus_mf1 year ago
You should use the "print screen" option on your keyboard so your pictures will look much more professional. Cool project anyways!
freeza36 (author)  seamus_mf1 year ago
I would have, if I wasn't at school. Thanks though!
Gomex191 year ago
How much did the project cost? besides the machine?
freeza36 (author)  Gomex191 year ago
I used my school's materials, and I paid a $25 fee for the class. The printing was free and so was using the software.
juanjomf1 year ago
Hi friend, could you send me the code that g.? regards
freeza36 (author)  juanjomf1 year ago
I'm not sure what code you are referring to, I am new to CAD.
albill1 year ago
Have you uploaded your stl files to thingiverse.com?
freeza36 (author)  albill1 year ago
No I haven't, and Im not sure if I can. Sorry.
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That is the common place to share 3D printing files. It is nice to see your process here but for folks with Gopro cameras, it would be nice to have the resulting files too.
freeza36 (author)  albill1 year ago
I made it at school. I don't think that the students actually have the rights to what they make, because it is through the schools program. And if we do, I have no idea how to transfer the files.
remcokatz1 year ago
Could you supply us with the .stl file so that we can print it? :)
freeza36 (author)  remcokatz1 year ago
I would if I could, but I made it on my schools computer. I am not sure exactly how to transfer it. Maybe I will try in the next week or so.
There's a huge pile of GoPro accessories on Thingiverse. ;)

http://www.thingiverse.com/tag:GoPro

The white gives it a nice touch :)
freeza36 (author)  c3ralki1l3r1 year ago
Yeah, for something completely unintentional, it sure makes it pop.
The white gives it a nice touch :)
jslarve1 year ago
That is pretty dang nifty.
freeza36 (author)  jslarve1 year ago
Thanks! It took quite a bit of work, Im glad it turned out like it did.