Bike Mount for Pure Digital / Flip Vid Cam

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This project mounts a small video camera (Pure Digital or Flip) onto bicycle handlebars. The camera sits on a platform that is clamped to the bars. This type of camera does NOT have a tripod mount at the bottom like higher quality cams have.
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This is a prototype so further efforts should produce a sleeker more functional mount. But this one works ok as far as attaching securely to the bike. However, the video is shaky so there needs to be some provision for image stabilization. Wrapping the bottom part of the camera in thick rubber might help with this.

Step 1: Stage Materials

Shopping list:
1" X 2" X 2 feet
1" X 4" X 2 feet
2 Clamps (approx. 1.5 inches or longer)
2 1/4" Wing nuts
2 1/4" Bolts
2 Washers
1 Shim 3/8" X 1" X 1 1/2"
Wood glue

Step 2: Assemble

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Cut the 1" X 2" into the following:

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Note: the 2 footing cuts accommodate a handlebar that curves. Since it is difficult for a straight cut to sit flat on the curved bars. Even with straight bars there will probably a problem where the bars connect to the stem.

Step 3: Complete Mount

Here is the completed rig.

There is plenty of room for improvement:
++Next time use thinner wood
++Need to find the right hardware for connecting the clamp to the cam platform.
++Wrap the camera in rubber (where it is in contact with the platform) to gain some image stability.


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    Good stuff, all that's missing are vertical straps to make me feel really safe.

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    GorillazMiko

    11 years ago on Introduction

    cool! i have the exact same camera in this instructable, 60-minute version :-)