Step 3: Measure the Slots

Positioning the Slots
Here are the critical measurements of the GoPro's mount as I measured them.

Gap Between Legs: 3.5mm (a bit variable at the tips due to to their flex)
Width of Legs: 3mm
Diameter of Hole: 5mm

Slot Positioning Method 1: "High Tech"
Most clamps have a useful line down the centre from the moulding process. In order to place the slots accurately, measure from the centre line to the centre of the slots. This means, the centre of your slots needs to be (Gap Between Legs)/2 + (Width of Legs)/2 = 3.25mm away from the centre line.

Measure 3.25mm from the centre line in a few points with a vernier and make marks in the plastic with the tip of your blade or a pin. You should end up with two parallel rows of marks, 6.5mm apart.

Slot Positioning Method 2: "Low Tech"
Draw all over the edges of the GoPro arm's legs with a felt-tip pen or highlighter, then roll the legs on some paper to get a trace.
Cut this paper out and stick it to the clamp with a bit of clear tape, then poke through the paper along the edges of your traces with a pin or blade to make marks.


<p>Brilliant!<br>My version for the Hero4 Session. With added complications due to the twin extrusions for a safety cord at the base. Had to dig a couple of holes in addition to the standard 'slots' </p>
<p>Thanks for sharing! That session is so small, I love the new shape. The fact that the lens is finally in the middle must be great for tight applications (like in the cockpit of an RC vehicle).</p>
<p>Great job on the pictures and the Instructable itself!</p><p>I would make that, If only I had a Go-Pro ;)</p>
Haha, thank you. I made it ages ago and it is still my most-used mount. I won my gopro in a competition, so you never know, there's always a chance ;-) Good incentive to make some instructables!
I've made it too!
That's great, thanks for sharing! :-D
<p>This is a great idea! Awsome mount! </p>
quero comparar, estes produtos aqui no brasil <br>
I had the same idea, but I use it on telescope bar to inspect the ground of my garden pond.
You're the best! Thank you for this great guide. I spent around &acirc;‚&not; 2. Now I can take pictures amazing. Just you build something new let me know: D
I'm glad I could help :-) Thanks for showing me yours, thats awesome! I see you are using two right-angle mounts, if you can get away with one straight one you should get less vibration.<br><br>Let me know when you post any videos with it.
This is my video. I hope you like it :D <br>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a10XYepNORE
Touch the lense cover with some RainX so the water will bead up and roll off.
Thanks, I have heard this suggestion before and I think It's a good one, I definitely need to try and get hold of some.

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