Introduction: How to Make a Shock Proof System for Your Gopro Hero Camera
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this isn't the prettiest thing but i am just testing the concept and it seems to actually work...i dropped it off a 20 ft cliff while cliff diving and it hit the solid ground next to the water and it was perfectly fine.
Step 1: Things You'll Need
not everything is in this picture
1. lots of rebar(i used conduit though)
2. something to bend your rebar with
3. either a welder or metal epoxy(i recommend the welder but i had to use epoxy cause my dad had the welder with him at work)
4. bungee or elastic of some sort
5. sheet metal
6. sheers to cut the sheet metal
7. electrical tape
8. a flat mount from your go pro
9. hammer and anvil to bent the sheet metal
Step 2: Bend the Reabar(or Conduit) Into Squares of Size of Your Choice
make two squares size of your choice
Step 3: Cut Four Pieces of Rebar/conduit
cut them to the same length as the sides of your squares
Step 4: Mix the Epoxy(not Required If Using Welder)
epoxy usually comes in tubes separate so you need to mix equal amounts of epoxy and hardener (sometimes you can buy it in the shape of a seringe that are together like you see in the background of the picture)
Step 5: Apply Epoxy
i applied it to the inside corner and placed one of the four pieces on the inside...the epoxy should set in about 10 to 20 minutes...do this to each side
Step 6: Cut the Sheet Metal
cut your sheet metal into a strip about three inches wide and about 15 inches long
Step 7: Fold the Sheet Metal
fold the sheet metal into a "U" shape like the picture
Step 8: Cut the Sheet Metal(again)
cut your "U" some "wings" so you can hook the elastic to the "U" like in the picture...do this to both sides
Step 9: Hook the Elastic On
i put electrical tape on the corners because they were sharpe...but hook the elastic to matching corners just like the picture shows
Step 10: Finally Put the Gopro Flat Sticky Mount on the Inside of the "U"
this is pretty self explanatory
Step 11: Now Your Ready!
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