Poor Man's GPS Mount

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Introduction: Poor Man's GPS Mount

A rainy morning can be very useful, provided that I coudln't go with the bike I decided to build a mount for my GPS in a safe and cheap way. I had seen some home-made mounts but they were too heavy, metal parts, ..., and why not with a plastic bottle?

Step 1: Looking for Ingredients

I neded some rigid but not to heavy surface. Some minutes later I came with the ingredients

  • 1 Aquarius or Nestea 1L Bottle, the sides are quite rigid and thin.
  • 1 Utility knife
  • 1 Scissors
  • 1 Permanent Marker
  • 1 Elastic strip (from an old jacket), mine has a locker to adjust it better
  • 1 Piece of foam (mine is from isolation foam from the heating system pipes)
  • 2 zip ties (got mine from packaging stuff, not in the photo)

Step 2: Hands On

We have all the ingredients, so let's go, first, cut the bottle, first with the cutter and then smooth the shape with the scissors. I've cut it a little bit wider than the side, taking a little bit of the ather sides for giving it some rigidness.

Then make 4 holes, for my Geko are fine 2 in the bottom and 2 near the logo. Tie the elastic strip through the holes.

Step 3: Setting Up the Monster

Now we have to attach it to the handlebar. Make 4 holes in the center and put the zip ties and the foam.

Step 4: That's All Folks

And that's all, I can only say it is pretty stable and have been using it for years.

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    thanks for your instructable. I made my own based on your ideas. You can find it here - https://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-poor-man-gps-mount-v-20-for-Garmin-Geko/

    Nice idea. Using a box instead just a simple base protects the gps from jumping out (that it happenned to me several times when hard riding :D)

    Cheers,going to make one for my sports cam. And you've got me thinking of using a complete pouring end circumference to make it rain proof

    use the bottom of the bottle so if it slips down it will stay on.Great idea!

    Interesting goog idea! Thanks.

    Best one of these homemade bike GPS holders I've seen so far! Thanks for the instructable.

    woah! plain and simple..the essence of Instructibles..hehe Nice one

    Thank u very much.

    Nice I made one like this Exept i used styrofoam and elastics and a clip to hold the elastice togther at the back and it seams to work well! I can't wait to try it when i go out mountain bikeing. If you want to Build myne email me! at jeffreydanderson@hotmail.com