How To: Make Your Own GoPro Camera Pole Mount (AKA GoPole) Using Sugru and a Stick

Make Your Own GoPro Camera Pole Mount (AKA GoPole) Using Sugru and a Stick

The GoPole, a telescoping extension pole designed specifically for GoPro cameras, allows you to capture unique and up-close 180 degree POV shots of your most awesome adventures.

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This tool is especially great for extreme sports like skateboarding, skydiving, surfing and snowboarding—all sports that are hands-free and allow you to take pictures without much problem.

While the GoPole is awesome, it's cheapest version can run about $60. Instead of buying one, why not just make your own using a stick and some Sugru!

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This DIY GoPro Pole Cam by Instructables user projectsugru, is made from an altered ski pole (or walking pole, length of PVC pipe or wooden dowel) modified and shortened with a hacksaw.

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Once projectsuru had the preferred length, he used some newspaper to fill the hole at the end to avoid wasting Sugru.

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From there, he moved on to the GoPro mount and removed the sticky pad on the underside in order to apply the Sugru. Once that was removed, he took out some Sugru and rolled it into a long cigar shape, roughly the same shape as the altered pole.

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Next, he carefully applied the mount at the end of the pole using the Sugru. Make sure it's angled correctly to the grip at the other end of the pole—if it doesn't add up, it might come out at a strange angle when you're recording in action.

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Finally, he opened another packet of Sugru and covered the exposed cut end of the pole with it. It's recommended that you leave the pole to cure for about 24 hours, leaving it hanging over an edge so that the Sugru doesn't stick to anything else.

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After the 24 hours are up, feel free to go out and do something exciting with your pole mount. Check out the video below to see the DIY GoPole in action.

For more details on how to make your own, head over to projectsugru's tutorial.

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Here at www.captdaves.com - sport fishing there's alot I could do with "Sugru". Let alone make a Gopro pole!

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