I recently purchased a GoPro video camera.  These cameras come with cases and mounts designed for action sports and have no built-in tripod connection point on the camera.  I'm not much of a participant in action sports these days (my sports car is getting a bit old to pull much these days) and my intended use for the camera is much more mundane so I had to make a solution for how to mount the camera for my ordinary video capture needs.  

With a piece of wood from a craft store and a couple of simple hand tools I built a connection plate that fits into the same tripod I use for my DSLR. 

Step 1: Supplies and Tools

GoPro camera (with plastic case)
Tripod with removable plate
GoPro Flat Adhesive Mounts (if your GoPro kit didn't come with flat mounts or you've lost/used up the ones you have, you can find more here)
Light wood stock - I used 1/4" (0.6cm) thick stock
Paint and Paint Brush

I don't own many tools and I was able to complete the project with the tools listed below. 
Hand Saw
Miter Box & Saw
Sand Paper
Wood Glue

grt work n thanks for sharing it..
There is a tripod mount, I think Green Silver aluded to it. Here is a link to it: <br> <br>http://gopro.com/camera-mounts/tripod-mount/ <br> <br>Why they don't include one in the kit is baffling.
I was surprised that there isn't a mount point anywhere on the camera or housing but I guess that is a corner that is cut for a camera that can take high quality video and costs such a small amount.
Cool, I just bought the GoPro tripod mount, it has the screw hole in it that regular cameras have. It's cheaper than buying the sticky pad mounts. <br>http://www.google.co.uk/products/catalog?q=gopro+tripod+mount&amp;oe=utf-8&amp;rls=org.mozilla:en-US:official&amp;client=firefox-a&amp;um=1&amp;ie=UTF-8&amp;cid=7777172974418872023&amp;sa=X&amp;ei=iYa3UOqSMsexhAeug4HgBw&amp;ved=0CGwQ8wIwAQ
I purchased the Motorcross Edition which came with the adhesive mounts which I used for the project. I think only one kit (surf edition?) doesn't come with a set of adhesive mounts. I was unaware of the mount adapter but I doubt I would have purchased it had I known about it. I'm still glad that I can just set my Go Pro down where ever now that it has a happy little stand and I don't have to remove the tripod plate from my DSLR to use the tripod with my Go Pro.
Nice job!
Thanks! It is super simple but works incredibly well.

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