Camera Mount Hack

Analog Life | Posted on 16 Nov 2014 | Tagged with , .

I wanted to get a camera on my bike to record my rides. Rather than by a GoPro cam or a clone, I recycled my old Motorola Atrix HD. My challenge was getting it mounted on the handlebars. Unfortunately, all of the camera mounts that I found are designed so that a cell phone can be used a bike computer or GPS. The camera is facing the ground or the handlebars.

I decided to make my own out of some easy to find materials. I used a section of PVC pipe, two carriage bolts, and 2 pipe hangers to make a camera mount. I dressed it up with  a bit of PlastiDip. It’s a hack, but I’m pretty happy with the end result. The camera faces forward, and I can still get to the screen. I record in 720p, and use My Tracks to record my route for basic stats. I also recycled an old camera bag into a stem bag.

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