I wanted to go mountain biking with my GPS so I decided to build a mount myself. The first thing I did was search instructables to see what others have done. I wanted something a little more durable than what I saw so I came up with my own design.
Note: the black strips on the sides of my GPS are rubbery to give it a good grip, if your GPS isn't like this you might want to add something "grippy" to the mount to keep the GPS stuck in place.
Step 1: List of Parts
- 1/8 inch brass rod (3ft)
- 2 hose clamps
- screw driver
- rod bender
The GPS holder is made of 1/8 inch brass rod, which is available in the hardware section of any home improvement store. I chose brass because it's more ductile than aluminum, and it won't rust like steel.
The tool that makes this project work is the rod-bender. I was lucky enough to find 2-in-1 bolt-cutter / rod-bender at Walmart for about $20. A tool like this might be hard to find as it's not listed online for Walmart, Home Deport, or Lowes. For mine the brand is “Tru-PRO”; if anyone has advice on where you can find a tool like this, or any cheep rod-bender, please share.