This guy stuck a GoPro inside a tire while he drove and it sort of looks like a beating heart

Aug 5, 2020

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.

This guy stuck a GoPro inside a tire while he drove and it sort of looks like a beating heart

Aug 5, 2020

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.

Join the Discussion

Share on:

YouTube video

People do put GoPros in some strange places. This one is courtesy of the Matt Mikka at Warped Perception. When Matt decided that he needed to change the tire on his car, he thought “hey, why don’t I stick a GoPro in here while it’s open and see how that looks from the inside as I drive?”. So, that’s exactly what he did.

Inside the rim, Matt mounted a GoPro Hero 7 Black with an LED light so you could actually see what was going on in there, along with a Mophie power bank to supply everything with power. The camera shows a fixed point inside the wheel, and he drives fairly slowly, but it kinda reminds me of a beating heart – except without all the blood.

As well as driving, we also get to see how it looks from inside the tire when it’s being fitted back onto the rim, as well as how it looks when the air’s let out again in order to remove the tire to get the GoPro and associated bits back out (that’s actually a pretty cool sequence at the end). But driving is where it really gets interesting.

Because the camera is in a fixed position inside the rim, we don’t see anything really spinning or rotating, except for a few bits of debris regularly flying past the camera as gravity does its thing. But each rotation of the wheel, that one section of the tire goes flat, and it does it with such regularity that it almost looks like it’s “beating”, like a heart.

It’s impressive how well the GoPro (not to mention the power bank) holds up to the 35-45 PSI pressure inside the tire, too. That’s the equivalent to the pressure of being around 25-30 metres (80-100 feet) underwater.

Filed Under:

Tagged With:

Find this interesting? Share it with your friends!

John Aldred

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.

Join the Discussion

DIYP Comment Policy
Be nice, be on-topic, no personal information or flames.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

2 responses to “This guy stuck a GoPro inside a tire while he drove and it sort of looks like a beating heart”

  1. Divakaran Premnath Avatar
    Divakaran Premnath

    Good one giving a fresh perspective into an area not seen before.

  2. LondonMontmorency Avatar
    LondonMontmorency

    This guy reminds me of Poochie from The Simpsons. Is it really necessary to project that happy-go-lucky gangsta attitude in a technical video?