How to Build a Bicycle Camera Mount Under US$1,00




In this Instructable I'll teach you how to build your own Bicycle Camera Sturdy Mount at a very low cost.

Here in Brazil it costs around R$2,00 converting to american dollars we should have something around US$1,00.

First of all you'll need these items:

- 01 Screw with a diameter of 1/4" (If you're not safe about the size, please take your camera to the hardware store and try it by yourself to find the right size)
- 03 Wing nuts of 1/4"
- 01 EVA strip of 2 inches
- 01 Pipe Mount (See picture below)

With all those things in hand, follow the next steps.

Step 1: Step 01 - Assembling the Screw With the Pipe Mount and Wing Nuts

Step 01:

- Screw a Wing Nut upside-down;
- Put the screw with the wing nut in the pipe mount;
- Screw the second Wing Nut to hold the pipe mount.

Obs.: Here you can set the height of your camera mount as you can move the pipe mount up and down.

Step 2: Step 02 - Last Wing Nut and the EVA

Step 02:

- Screw the last Wing Nut upside down again;
- Insert the EVA strip into the mount, as seen in the picture below.

Note 01: The Wing Nut screwed in this step is used to put more pressure over the digital camera holding it more tightly and to not letting it to unscrew.
Note 02: You can use a strong glue to stick the strip into the pipe mount. It's your choice.

Step 3: Step 03: Testing Your DIY Mount

Step 03:

It's very important to make sure that your camera mount is holding your camera and it won't unscrew during your ride.

For that I recommend screwing the camera and putting your finger as if it was the bicycle. Then, over a soft surface, shake it hard and see the results. If the camera didn't unscrew, then success!!

Note 01: I used a backup camera for testing. It's good to be cautious.

Thank you.

P.S. Later I'll add a video made with the mount. Also some pictures of the bike with the mount.



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    7 Discussions


    7 years ago on Introduction

    Hey, I made this mod with no problem at all, thanks so much for the idea and guide! One little addition I made was to add a small 1/4" washer under my camera to help minimize the stress put on the tripod hole since my biking is pretty bumpy. I was afraid my camera was shaking so much that it would crack the bottom part off that fits into the bolt.

    Sorry for that..I just converted the total cost in my currency toyour's. Maybe with $2 you can buy everything.
    If you build this DIY, please, let us know the real cost in US. It wouldbe great!

    Many thanks!


    9 years ago on Introduction

    great !!!

    very easy !  very cheap!