GoPro videos get terribly boring when shot from one perspective only. When I decided to tackle my first two day mountain bike race, over what promised to be interesting terrain, I knew that I wanted to try and document it. Unfortunately, none of the official GoPro mounts are suitable for adjusting during a race. Without multiple cameras you are stuck with one boring shot for the whole race.
Why the world needs it
Because YouTube really doesn't need any more 15-minutes-of-my-handle-bars GoPro clips. Please!
My Design Goals
Must be easy to change perspective
Must be stable
Must be cheap
Step 1: Parts and Tools
Hardware Store Spring Clamp (I chose 100mm)
M5 Bolt and nut (smaller is ok, so long as it is long enough to go through the width of the clamp)
Straight GoPro Mount arm (If you ever bought a spare mount you should have 2 of these)
Measuring Device (Ruler/Vernier)
Maker of 3mm Holes (I used a Dremel with a 3mm bit, but Electric Drill/Hand Drill/Laser Vision will work just as well)
Spanner (to fit the nut you chose)
Something sharp (pin or blade) to make marks in the plastic
Step 2: Choose Mount Position
If you are using a small clamp, make sure to choose a position where the bottom of the mounting arm won't protrude into the jaws of the clamp.