Car Dash Camera Mount

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Introduction: Car Dash Camera Mount

About: This is me. This is who I am. What you see is what you get. *However I can also be ordered as a combo with your favourite side (fries or a salad) and a beverage*

An inexpensive (CHEAP) and efficient (WORKING) way of mounting a video camera to the dash of my car for recording purposes.

FOR RECORDING ME!

I tried gorilla tripods, mini tripods.

My buddy suggested a bean bag (which we couldn't find anywhere)

but....

This works. It's stable, cheap, and stays where you put it (No matter how bad the driving is!)

Step 1:

*CAMERA*

Take your Camera...

This here is my buddy Craig's Sony DCR

Step 2:

*SPONGE*

Take a Sponge...

I got this one from Canadian Tire (Hi Mum) for a buck and a half!

Step 3:

*FRONT/TOP*

Trace around your Camera taking note of all nooks and crannies.

Take a sharp, Sharp exacto knife (Careful) and cut out the section where the camera is to fit.

(Cut slightly smaller than actual size so camera fits snug.)

I also cut a round slot for a tube that you will see in an upcoming step/photo

Step 4:

*FRONT/BOTTOM*

Take a chunk of non slip grippy mat stuff (Also available from Canadian Tire / Hardware store) and cut it however you want to fit on the underside of the sponge.

(I cut mine to the shape of the sponge, but smaller)

You can glue it if you want but I didn't because it is already very non slippy... and grippy

Step 5:

*WEIGHT*

This is the tube I was talking about earlier.

I filled it with pennies for a little extra weight... for stability.

I don't really know if I needed to do it, but I did need somewhere to put pennies.

Step 6:

*FRONT/TOP*

Insert the tube of Pennies (The Weight) into the penny tube slot.

Step 7:

*FRONT/TOP*

Insert Camera in to the camera slot.

If you cut this right it should fit nice and snug.

Viewing screen is turned forward so we can see if I or we are in frame.

Step 8:

*REAR/TOP*

Cables for camera come from the back of the camera.

I plugged it into the car outlet for unlimited power

Step 9:

GOOD TIMES!

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    88 Discussions

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    tdew
    tdew

    5 years ago on Introduction

    Looks great. I'm going to try it out with my new time-lapse camera on a road trip.

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    phenoptix
    phenoptix

    11 years ago on Step 9

    Great 'ible and even better beard.

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    AlSoto
    AlSoto

    Reply 8 years ago on Introduction

    Cop Cam? How are you suppose to "see" what it is recording? Good luck with that !! ;)

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    AlSoto
    AlSoto

    Reply 7 years ago on Step 9

    Hence the name of your production company...

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    hirod3
    hirod3

    8 years ago on Introduction

    Great instructable, and a clever idea :) The good times photo is the icing on the cake ;)

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    boopha
    boopha

    8 years ago on Step 5

    LOL, this is so far my favorite step to any project i've read yet! Tooooo funny, "I don't really know if I needed to do it, but I did need somewhere to put pennies" my goodness you sound SO much like my brother who i'm making this for its unreal.