Friday, October 18, 2013

Magicshine Light + GoPro Mounts

I've been experimenting with various 3D printed mounts for my Magicshine lights. The stock mount uses a thick O-ring to wrap around the bar- and during rough off-road rides it tends to rotate around the bar. I've prototyped several clamp designs. None of them worked as well as I'd like- once I have a design that works well I'll post it online. 

In the mean time, after doing last weekend's Fatbike Adventure Ride III, I realized that there are already some really nice helmet mounts for GoPro cameras. Since I wanted to also create an improved helmet mount, it seemed like a great shortcut to making a better mount. It was easy to put together a couple adapters to mount my MagicShine MJ-808 to a GoPro helmet cleat. The adapter uses the LED light's stock 4mm screw to hold it to the light, and the standard GoPro thumbscrews to attach to any standard GoPro mounts.

MagicShine GoPro adapter, Handlebar / High-Rise

"High Rise" Adapter with LED light & GoPro helmet cleat

Side View

High Rise Mounted On Helmet

Zoomed View
My initial mount worked well, but it put the light well above the top of the helmet- sure to get smashed on a low-hanging branch. This mount should work to mount a Magicshine to the GoPro handlebar mount.

"Low Rise" Mount

"Low Rise" Mount

"Low Rise" Mount

I hope to test the new helmet mount this coming week if the weather cooperates. If it works well, I'll probably post the mount on Thingiverse.

9 comments:

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    1. It'll be even cooler if I can actually try it out on a night ride next week!

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  2. Do you have any of these available? I'd be interested immediately.

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    1. I can certainly print you a set. Contact me through my google+ account and I'll send you my e-mail address. thanks!

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    1. I'm not sure what you mean by the fish- do you want one of the adapters?

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  4. I'd like to have one adapter as well in case possible. I was searching such all over web and could not found any commercial ones (not even from dx.com or aliexpress). How to proceed?

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    1. You can download the .stl files off of thingiverse if you have access to a 3D printer. If you don't, contact me through my google+ account, and we can work something out.

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  5. These look great! I'm interested in getting one or two if you can ship them to me. I can send PayPal payment asap just need your email. Hope you still have some of these. (I sent you a message on google+ too) thanks

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