Making An ABS GoPro Mount


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It’s been a few weeks – but fret not – Ken is back with some more creative uses for our ABS plastic. If you haven’t had a chance to watch some of Ken’s other videos, we highly recommend you do so. He takes great pride in his work and this leads to some amazing results.

This week’s ‘Alternative Tuesday’ segment is incredibly useful for anyone that owns a GoPro. Don't own a GoPro? This video may be perfect for giving you some ideas on how to create a mount for a phone or standard digital camera. While the shape of this mount is very specific to the GoPro, the techniques can easily be transferred to another design.

What is the GoPro, I hear you ask? The GoPro brand is well established in the ‘action camera’ industry, an industry that has become increasingly competitive as advances in technology have slowly diminished the barriers to entry. An action camera is a device with that can capture events in real-time with incredible focus and sharpness. As these cameras see a lot of movement, they have to be incredibly durable and weather resistant, making them the obvious choice for capturing experiences such as mountain biking, skydiving, water sports, and many more.

Making your Mount!

For this project, you will preferably need:


  • 1x ABS Block (any color)

  • Gooseneck tubing/mount

  • Table Saw

  • A Square

  • Spring Clamp (optional)

  • A few other general items such as a pen, pencil, paper, tape measure, etc.

  • Patience!

Steps

  • The first thing you will need to do is square your ABS block. If you need some tips on squaring plastic, check out our video on this very topic here.

  • Once your block is square, you will be cutting two 5/8” wide slots ¾” deep into the plastic using a table saw. If you have a GoPro mount on hand, ensure to measure the fit before making both cuts.

  • Next you will use the table saw again to cut a shape around the slots, followed by cutting the shape of the holder itself.

  • Drill a hole at the end of the block. This hole will be eventually be threaded to suit the thread on the gooseneck mount you have.

  • Once you make the next cut with the table saw, you will be required to drill a few smaller holes and do some more cutting. Some of these processes are intricate so make sure to take care and ensure fit during every step.

  • Optional: if you want to mount this to a gooseneck and spring clamp, follow the final few steps in the video. This is useful for mounting to surfaces that can be clipped to.

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Background

The ‘Alternative Tuesday’ segment is a twist and exciting addition to the Acutabove Woodworking channel that was previously dedicated to woodworking. We are excited - along with Ken - to show the benefits of working with plastics.

Plasti-Block™ materials offer rich and vibrant colors that will not chip or fade quickly, are resistant to water and many chemicals, and enable you to build projects that are not very practical with wood or other materials.

Kennyearrings1 has many creative and inspiring ideas and will show you how to make a variety of your own personalized items such as kitchenware, keepsakes, and many more.

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