Bike Camera Mount

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Intro: Bike Camera Mount

Make a camera mount/monopod/bipod for your bike handle bars. Quick, cheap and easy.

Step 1: Supplies

Parts:
-washer
-locking washer
-nuts (2)
-bolt, 1/4"
-1/2" mini clip/conduit hanger, i used part of a fuse holder

Tools:
-Drill
-Drill bit, 1/4", i used a stepper bit

Step 2: Put Together

Enlarge hole if needed. The hole on the bottom of my clip was not large enough for the bolt, so i made it bigger. Other similar clips that i have have large enough holes, but the clips are too big for my bike's handle bars.

Put the bolt up through the hole, then locking washer, then a nut and tighten.

Step 3: Attach Camera

Then put the second bolt on, and the washer. Screw the camera on all, or most of the way. Then use the bolt and washer to tighten the camera on.

Step 4: Clip on and Go!

This clip was tight enough so that it stayed on, even while riding with no problem. Hitting bumps moved the camera forward or backward slightly, but it stayed attached. Other similar clips can be fastened at the open ends.

To fix the fact that bumps cause the camera to aim up or down, i added another clip, with a bar between the two.

This video was taken on a quick trip around the neighborhood with my improved mount.

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    8 Discussions

    Yeah, unfortunately I had to use my phone to take photos of the camera, and the camera itself isn't great at macro shots. Since I published this 'ible I've gotten a better camera.

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    stephenniall

    9 years ago on Introduction

    Tut tut damn americans with your really nice houses and Big gardens to have big workshops ... Can i have your house !! awesome vid im gonna make like a 'Police bike mod' and turn my bmx into a police bike and i will incorperate Something like this in it (Will put a link to your i'ble too!!)

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    ANISHNAABE

    10 years ago on Step 4

    sweet, never thought of that idea, although I wonder if theres a way you can put a webcam on a bike and have the images stream over the net through a wireless connection. that would be sweet too. heh heh, by the way, you're supposed to stop at stop signs too, LOL!!!

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    rogers236ANISHNAABE

    Reply 10 years ago on Step 4

    well idk how you would stream to the web unless you had a really good cell phone with an unlimited data plan. on the bike it's practically silent. the noise in the video is from the air hitting the microphone, i forgot to take it out. I didn't see any cars or hear anything at the first stop sign, onto the 'main' road. the second one was in my little neighborhood, and no one really ever drives through it. lol. its an E shape off of the main road.

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    bobolou2

    11 years ago on Introduction

    very cool this is much better than trying to mount a camera with duct tape lol

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    theRIAA

    11 years ago on Introduction

    is there a video in step 4 or something? i cant see it. you could use a hose clamp instead of the snap thing. just drill a hole in the strap and put the bolt through it, and tighten it. that way it wont bob around

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    rogers236theRIAA

    Reply 11 years ago on Introduction

    Yes there is a video is step 4, it's working now. And I did make improvements to the design, so now it doesn't move around at all. I used the fuse holder because it was what I had laying around the garage.