How To Make A GoPole For Your GoPro Hero or Kodak Playsport Camera
How do you make a GoPole Camera Mount for your GoPro Hero or Kodak Playsport Camera on a pole? I have been thinking about how can I put a Camera on a long pole so I can get better angles and move the camera farther away. I looked around YouTube for some ideas and there are some very interesting solutions. None of these tries however seemed to fit the bill. So I began thinking about how would I make this work.
Here is my list of criteria:
•Finally, setting up the camera should be fast, easy and safe. I don’t want to miss a shot because it takes to much time to get set. I also don’t want to loose my expensive GoPro over the side
Next, I used a small camera mount top found on those small desktop tripods. I found one at WalMart for about $8. I could not find the exact item on Wal-Mart’s site, but it is a simple item that works well, and you should be able to find this in any store that sells camera equipment. see my picture of the little tripod.
Here is how I attached the tripod top to the extension pole. First, I took apart the tripod. There was a small screw that took the legs off and I used the same screw to attach it to the pole. Next I cut off the plastic top of the pole used to attach brushes and paint rollers.
There was a steel pin in the plastic end, I cut through it and pushed it out. I used that hole to attach the screw to the tripod top. I know, depending on the tripod that this will not always work a slick as it did for me.
You may have to epoxy the 2 pieces together to get this to fit or find a longer screw for attachment. Finally I drilled a hole through the plastic piece and the steel pole top so I would know the top will not fall off. I used a ring to hold a pin in the place and that let me attach a lanyard so if the camera falls off it will not be lost.
See Also this Extension Mount sold on Amazon if you are looking for a smaller handle and one you can just get from them.