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Shows how to 3D model a Go-Pro camera mount that can be added to anything that is digitally fabricated, which includes almost anything. Even if you don't have the means to print this off or have it CNC'd, it is still a good way to learn Inventor. This is my first time using Inventor so any tips regarding the workflow are appreciated. If you found this helpful please vote, if not please leave a comment to help me make these better.  

Step 1: Things Needed

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You will need a 3D design program. I used Autodesk Inventor
You will also need something to add the mount to (another 3D design Like this)
Access to a 3D printer or CNC machine (learn to build your own on this site)

Other thing that you don't need but are handy:
Go-Pro Mount
Ruler/micrometer. 
 
bennelson2 years ago
Would it be possible for you to export your file to an .STL format?

I recently got a 3D printer but can't use .iam (nor do I have AutoDesk Inventor, and all their free programs are PC only, not Mac.)

I'd love to 3D print this if it were available as a .STL!

Thanks!
Zaphod Beetlebrox (author)  bennelson2 years ago
I was told how I've posted it.
Thank you for making a .STL file available! Much appreciated!
Zaphod Beetlebrox (author)  bennelson2 years ago
Apparently not, how about a .dwg? Unless you know how to export a .stl from inventor, cause if its possible I would be happy to.
kunselman.22 years ago
To Export in Inventor: File (Big I) > Export > CAD Format > Pull down the Save as Type menu to "(STL File *.stl) > Click the "Options" button to verify your units and to set the resolution. I always set to high and print favorable results on a BFB 3D Touch.
Side note: Great job. The completed file you put up is an assembly and requires the other .ipt's so I doubt anyone can open it in Inventor. Hopefully you can get the .stl uploaded, or people can just spend the 5 minutes designing it if they have the software =)
Zaphod Beetlebrox (author)  kunselman.22 years ago
Thanks for all the help. I'll upload the .stl.
very nice! do you have any images that show how the go pro is attached to this mount? also will you post your files?
I haven't attached the two yet because they are in different formats. Will post the file though.
Ok never mind, I get an HTTP error every time I try and upload the assembly. Any thoughts on why that happens?
compress it into a zip, unfortunately the site does not support all file types, so you get an error when you try to upload some of the more unusual types of files. But zips are always fine.
Thanks i'll do that.