How to make a GoPro pole cam with Sugru!
GoPros are an amazing piece of kit. So why not get the most out of it with your very own pole mount! This DIY piece of kit is great for extreme sports, like snowboarding, where you have your hands free.
- Ski pole (or walking pole, length of PVC pipe or wooden dowel)
- GoPro adhesive mount
- 2 single-use packs of Sugru
- Hack saw
- Stanley knife / scalpel
- White spirit
- Protective gloves (or just washing up gloves)
Mark and measure your pole. We recommend about 25-30cm from the base of the handle.
Cut the pole with a hacksaw.
Stuff the hole where you made the cut with some newspaper. This will stop you from losing valuable Sugru in the hole.
Peel the sticky pad off the GoPro mount. If it is hard to remove use a scalpel to cut it away from the plastic. Scrape off any remaining chunks with your finger nail.
Soak a cloth in a little bit of white spirit and then rub off any excess gunk from the GoPro mount.
Think about which way you want your grip. We found that having the front of the grip facing down worked best.
Open a single-use pack of Sugru, knead it in your fingers and shape into a sausage the length of the GoPro mount.
Press the Sugru sausage into the base of the mount and shape into a long pyramid.
Press the tip of the pyramid into the top of the pole.
Press in the Sugru so that it spreads out of the sides.
Check that the mount is straight. Readjust if not.
Open the second single-use pack and shape the Sugru into a flat piece. Wrap it around the front and base of the pole.
Press the Sugru into the pole and the Sugru you have already applied. Cover right up to the end of the mount. Smooth the Sugru with your finger.
Ensure that the edges of the Sugru are fully rubbed into the pole for a strong bond.
Make sure that the sharp end is fully covered to prevent any risk of injury when using the mount later.
Leave to set for a 12-24 hours, position the Sugru end over the edge of a table and hold in place with some tape.
After 12-24 hours...
Get out there and get filming! Check out the video of Ben using his mount!