Hotel Coat Hanger - Camera Mount


Travelling large distances on a holiday can be boring? Just borrow a coat hanger from the hotel and fold yourself a camera mount to hang from your rear view mirror. You'll have hours of fun, especially in fast corners and roundabouts.

A coat hanger and a set of pliers is all you need.

Step 1: Cutting and Folding


Cut the coat hanger.
Bend the edges downward at right angles.
Estimate the thickness of the camera and bend the edges inward.
Account for the lens sticking out.
Cut off the remaining parts (if necessary).


Step 2: Pictures




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    DonGuerr

    7 years ago on Introduction

    Doesn't the camera sway around and jump up and down while driving? I've done fairly good just holding my iPhone in one hand that is also on the steering wheel. Big hands help.

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    bertus52x11DonGuerr

    Reply 7 years ago on Introduction

    Depends on the road and your driving style! On smooth roads it works quite well, on rough terrain with a Monstertruck, your concern is definitely valid!

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    Ed65

    8 years ago on Introduction

    I've been looking for a simple way to hang a camera form my mirror....thanks for the interesting idea. I'd take the additional step of putting some 1/8-inch heat shrink tubing on the hanger wherever it touches the camera. This would hopefully avoid scratching the LCD display or the camera body.  I'll probably aim my camera forward and put it in video mode.

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    bertus52x11Ed65

    Reply 8 years ago on Introduction

    I agree, the 1/8-inch tubing would really add the finishing touch (my camera is already badly scratched as I use it on my bicycle as well).

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    bertus52x11

    8 years ago on Introduction

    It occurred to me later that one could use this to photograph the landscape as well although that was not the original intention !
    (with the interval timer of the camera)