The GoPro Gravity Slider is a custom mount for a GoPro that allows it to shoot footage of an object as it is falling. If you drop the object and the GoPro at the same time, you'll see the whole fall down to the bottom. Then the object will splash or splat or break in some other way.

Or just watch the video below and you'll see what I mean.

Step 1: Stuff!

  1. plank of wood. This one is 6'
  2. 2 metal rods
  3. Afinia H-Series 3D Printer
  4. GoPro HERO3 camera
  5. wood screws
  6. rubber spacers
<p>Hi, I don't seem to be able to find the stl file for this, can you please upload it?</p>
<p>is it possible to order/buy these plastic custom parts ? </p>
<p>You can go on 3dhubs.com and upload the files there.</p>
<p>cool love it!</p>
<p>Super idea.</p>
<p>Just got my GoPro :-)</p>
you could use a custom set of springs to reduse bounce
The GoPro is [kinetic] shock proof, so you don't need to protect it against that. If the goal is to eliminate the bounce, that is a solved industrial requirement. You could: <br>1. Use sand to deaden the blow similar to a Dead Blow Hammer http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dead_blow_hammer <br>2. Place very strong Neodymium Magnets on the mount slider and the bottom of the support system.
There are many ways you could implement either of of those. Since you have a 3D printer, you could reprint the sliding mount to hold a rod that extends out the bottom. Then place the rig above a bucket of sand. When the rod hits the sand it will sink a little, but will not bounce. You could even use different diameter (or taper) rods to cause it to sink farther giving a slower stop. <br> <br>I made some mockups of what this modification may look like. <br>
you should look at putting a soft close draw actuator on the landing, needs something to reduce the sudden impact of the footage
Super nice rig!! <br> <br>For the landing bounce suppression, how about attaching a wooden wedge, similar to a plain old doorstop, on the wood structure between the camera and the wood, so that the camera slides and sticks to the thin end of the wedge and thus suppressing any bounce?
May be not a springs, because they will make camera pop up. But what about make metal rods non-parallel at the bottom, so the camera's dolly could &quot;jammed&quot; between them?
nice idea :) <br> you should make a longer one and have the gropro going like a sec before the object, <br>looks great! :)
I would suggest getting a couple of springs for the bottom. It will soften up the landing for the camera and you wont get that harsh stop. Just a couple of cheap, fairly soft springs should do the trick, or even better, a progressive rate spring if you can find ones that fit the rods. <br>Very cool design, keep up the good work!
where did you buy those metal rods?
Awesome! Nicely done.

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