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Re: GoPro mountings

Post by Mr Wazzock » Sat Feb 16, 2019 5:33 pm

Yes I started thinking about a magnetic base too - but seems incredibly difficult to find anything decent! Then I found this - someone else had obviously got fed up with useless mounts ... this may solve my own camera mount conundrum.




I've always wanted to mount the cam on the tub top front, so it's got more of a higher elevation than hitherto. but I don't want to drill holes in it! And I came this >< close to doing that ... :o
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Re: GoPro mountings

Post by Snakeoil » Sun Feb 17, 2019 11:04 am

Rare earth magnets have so many practical uses. We have a bubblegum machine for the pickup when we are plowing that attaches with magnets. Rock solid mount.
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Re: GoPro mountings

Post by jeffsaline » Sun Feb 17, 2019 12:43 pm

Maybe check Harbor Freight for those in the states and look at the Retrieving Magnets. They have two in my local store at I think 125 pounds and 250 pounds. Cost is about $10 and $20. Probably not hard to attach a camera mount to one of those magnets.

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Re: GoPro mountings

Post by Mr Wazzock » Sun Feb 17, 2019 2:34 pm

There are "how to's" on t'Internet, adding those magnets to the square plastic GoPro mount thingy that you get with its packaging.
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Re: GoPro mountings

Post by rougaroo » Sun Feb 17, 2019 3:50 pm

I really like the idea of the strong magnets, but thought I'd throw this in the mix. These things are used by glass installers and come with single and double cups. They are way strong. Some body shops use them for pulling out panel dents, too. So could be double duty: GoPro mount plus dent puller if/when.

This is a double cups model which might give more stability to the camera. $29.95-
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Re: GoPro mountings

Post by jaybird » Sun Feb 17, 2019 7:46 pm

GoPro mount plus dent puller if/when.
I like that! A camera mount for capturing those "Watch this" moments, doubling as a dent puller to help repair the resultant carnage :lol:
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Re: GoPro mountings

Post by Mr Wazzock » Mon Feb 18, 2019 4:39 pm

One thing bothers me about suction cups is them pulling on the paint. Same as, self adhesive stuff. :(

I agree tho they'd have to be proper good quality ones, not Mickey-Mouse $4.99 ones off Amazon or eBay ...
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Re: GoPro mountings

Post by Trevorski » Sat Feb 23, 2019 11:12 pm

HassoBoxhead wrote:
Thu Feb 14, 2019 10:57 pm
Trevorski wrote:
Wed Feb 13, 2019 10:48 am
magswitch of your choice and make a bracket to mount the camera to the magswitch

https://magswitch.com.au/
Which one do you use? There are tons on that website, hard to know which would work best
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The one I used was the one at the link below. The handle unthreads and then there is a male metric thread, and, somewhere online (I vaguely remember it may have been Edmund Scientific) I got an adapter that went from that thread to the 1/4" camera thread and then put a small ball mount adapter between the mag mount and the camera. But you could use other ones also, depends on what you feel like doing with the bracketry
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Re: GoPro mountings

Post by Marine Corps Codu » Sun Feb 24, 2019 2:38 am

I am unsure how a magnet affects an SD card. Or not. Strong earth magnets COULD affect them, as when we had cassette and/or 8 track tapes.

I am sure the collective minds here will kow!



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Maybe check Harbor Freight for those in the states and look at the Retrieving Magnets. They have two in my local store at I think 125 pounds and 250 pounds. Cost is about $10 and $20. Probably not hard to attach a camera mount to one of those magnets.

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Re: GoPro mountings

Post by Mr Wazzock » Sun Feb 24, 2019 5:00 pm

Marine Corps Codu wrote:
Sun Feb 24, 2019 2:38 am
I am unsure how a magnet affects an SD card. Or not. Strong earth magnets COULD affect them, as when we had cassette and/or 8 track tapes.

I am sure the collective minds here will kow!

When I get mine and am able to try it out, I will be able to tell you. :D

Going to use mine with a Tom Tom Bandit, with GoPro adapter. An SD card is non-volatile digital memory, like computer memory etc., not a magnetic storage.

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Re: GoPro mountings

Post by Donbmw » Sun Feb 24, 2019 7:44 pm

I have not seen any issues using a 100 pound magnet that I got from Harbor Freight.
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