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An inexpensive (CHEAP) and efficient (WORKING) way of mounting a video camera to the dash of my car for recording purposes.

FOR RECORDING ME!

I tried gorilla tripods, mini tripods.

My buddy suggested a bean bag (which we couldn't find anywhere)

but....

This works. It's stable, cheap, and stays where you put it (No matter how bad the driving is!)

Step 1:

Picture of
*CAMERA*

Take your Camera...

This here is my buddy Craig's Sony DCR
 
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tdew4 months ago

Looks great. I'm going to try it out with my new time-lapse camera on a road trip.

phenoptix6 years ago
Great 'ible and even better beard.

;)

Thanks... it's my first! ('ible and beard)
Pretty Idiot Productions (author) 1 year ago

Of course there is now so many mini sports cams that stick just about anywhere! (OUCH!)

you can turn it around and make it a cop cam in seconds!
Cop Cam? How are you suppose to "see" what it is recording? Good luck with that !! ;)
eh i won't need to see :P
Hence the name of your production company...

I think his "Paper Airplane Creator" is a great company name.
Aerodynamics is a tough gig!

warrrkocz1 year ago

Nicely done :)

Thank you!

So simple yet brilliant now the big Q is whether to try it with my expensive camera??
Probably not a good idea!
hirod33 years ago
Great instructable, and a clever idea :) The good times photo is the icing on the cake ;)
Those were the days... Thank You!
boopha3 years ago
LOL, this is so far my favorite step to any project i've read yet! Tooooo funny, "I don't really know if I needed to do it, but I did need somewhere to put pennies" my goodness you sound SO much like my brother who i'm making this for its unreal.
Eeeep... My doppelganger?
One of me is already to many!
wirenut19803 years ago
2 thumbs up!!
Thanks... right back 'atcha!
ahh... the sony dcr-hc38.... i always did hate that camera...
LOL... and thank god it is long gone!
Styluss4 years ago
Excellent! This is really handy for budget racers (Autocross, Rally Cross, etc). Thanks for the write up!
You're Welcome!
KnexFreek4 years ago
Nice job!
Thank you!
iamsharath4 years ago
Great idea ! Thanks.
Thanks!
Zion_Sphere5 years ago
This is a really good idea and easy to produce and customise. Why didn't I think of this when struggling with the blasted broken tripod and trying to balence my playstation eye ontop of a pile of game cartridges and magazines!? Thanx for the idea.......now, how to fix my camcorder??????
Ha!

Thanks Zion!
Buzzinski4 years ago
I did this for our last road trip from Townsville to Brisbane (all up 4000klms over 2 weeks) and back and my wife used her Digital SLR in a Jumbo Sponge just as detailed above.

The only improvement was to add a layer of non slip matting under the sponge so it wouldn't slip off my Camry's sloped dash. 1500+ digital photos and 4 hours of HD Video later it has a permanent place in our car. Thanks for a simple and very effective Ibble.
That's great Buzz...
Thank you!

(One thing. I did put a non slip matting under it... step number 4)
;0D
angelabchua5 years ago
that is toooo awesome! and I have to say, that still shot at the end is too cute!
I think that end shot is my buddy Craig and I (I'm the bearded one) in the middle of our rendition of "Too much time on my hands" by STYX!
sickdog745 years ago
Genius! I love it!
Thanks!
halberdear5 years ago
who needs one of these when you have a good TT!
Who needs a TT when you have one of these!
kirnex5 years ago
 Okay, I actually NEEDED this some months ago, and wish I'd found it!  

This is awesome for being able to record people in front of you as well, obviously. That was my need, having a wacked-out neighbor who tried several times to purposely cause accidents with me.  The police recommended having a dash cam in case she was ever successful in causing one--but how to install and make jitter-proof?  This is the perfect solution.  Must go find a car sponge...
Let me know when you post an instructable for "good fences make good neighbours: barbed wire project!"
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