Make your own DIY GoPro backpack strap mount in 15 minutes or less

May 31, 2016

John Aldred

John Aldred is a photographer with over 20 years of experience in the portrait and commercial worlds. He is based in Scotland and has been an early adopter – and occasional beta tester – of almost every digital imaging technology in that time. As well as his creative visual work, John uses 3D printing, electronics and programming to create his own photography and filmmaking tools and consults for a number of brands across the industry.

Make your own DIY GoPro backpack strap mount in 15 minutes or less

May 31, 2016

John Aldred

John Aldred is a photographer with over 20 years of experience in the portrait and commercial worlds. He is based in Scotland and has been an early adopter – and occasional beta tester – of almost every digital imaging technology in that time. As well as his creative visual work, John uses 3D printing, electronics and programming to create his own photography and filmmaking tools and consults for a number of brands across the industry.

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GoPro cameras seem to get mounted everywhere these days, but what do you do when you simply want to attach one to the strap of your backpack and give yourself a bodycam?

For those that don’t already own something like the excellent Peak Design P.O.V. action camera mount and want to get up and running quickly, this video from Kyle Martin offers an easy and inexpensive solution.

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Ok, it may not win any beauty awards, and the bright white cutting board might make things a little more obtrusive than you’d like, but you could always go with black, and sand down the edges to neaten things up a bit.

What DIY mounts have you made to put your GoPro in unusual places?  Let us know in the comments.

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John Aldred is a photographer with over 20 years of experience in the portrait and commercial worlds. He is based in Scotland and has been an early adopter – and occasional beta tester – of almost every digital imaging technology in that time. As well as his creative visual work, John uses 3D printing, electronics and programming to create his own photography and filmmaking tools and consults for a number of brands across the industry.

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4 responses to “Make your own DIY GoPro backpack strap mount in 15 minutes or less”

  1. Rick Avatar
    Rick

    I keep a small stash of dual nut hot shoe adapters on hand for small DIY projects such as this. Way nicer and far more professional than wing nuts and at less than a buck, they’re relatively cheap. Ref: http://www.ebay.com/itm/Metal-Pro-1-4-inch-Dual-Nuts-Tripod-Mount-Screw-To-Flash-Camera-Hot-Shoe-Adapter/291655306092

  2. miamic70 Avatar
    miamic70

    Paint it black, film a promo and put it on Kickstarter. Million dollar idea ?

  3. MBH Avatar
    MBH

    Great, inexpensive idea. Like the “Paint it Black” idea, too. [With apologies to the Stones.]

  4. ThatsWhatWasSaid Avatar
    ThatsWhatWasSaid

    Great. Now take the two pieces outside to a sidewalk or concrete somewhere and sand off those rough edges. Or use a box cutter or razor knife or something. The unfinished-ness is irking me more than it should.