A versatile easy to use, secure car window mounting system for the GoPro action camera. Read more
This project's funding goal was not reached on April 1, 2014.
About this project
Who am I?
My name is Brian and I am a Mechanical Engineer with 6 years of product design experience. A few months ago I received a GoPro action camera. I was instantly hooked. Its mounting versatility, unmatched durability, and stunning image quality were key features I admired. I went on a filming spree, mounting it anywhere I could, but eventually I hit a roadblock.
I wanted to mount my GoPro to my car, but found the only options were overpriced bulky, unsecured suction cups that required preparing a clean, dry, smooth mounting area. Immediately I thought, "There has to be a better way than this."
As a mechanical engineer, I was able to use sophisticated CAD modeling software and a rapid prototyping 3D printer to create the solution to the suction cup problem: The Window-Wedge.
What is it?
The Window-Wedge is a plastic clamp with two standard GoPro mountings designed to slip over your automobile window (Think of a car flag for a sports team!). When you roll up your window, the Window-Wedge is pinched between the window and gasket. For an extremely secure fit. The Window-Wedge is mountable for either interior or exterior viewing, and installation takes only a few seconds. Best of all the mount can be used in any kind of weather condition because your car window is in the up position!
How does it work?
Simply attach your GoPro to either of the two mounts (top for outside mounting & bottom for inside mounting), roll your car window down halfway, and slide the clip over the window. Adjust your GoPro's filming settings and roll your window up. The mount is securely locked in place, and you're ready to film!
So, when can I get mine?
I have completed the design of the Window-Wedge using SolidWorks and printed several prototypes using a state of the art 3D printer. My next step is to have an injection-molding tool created so that the Window-Wedge can be brought to life for the masses.
What you get?
Based on your pledge we have the following rewards
·$1 – Thank You!
·$5 – Thank You Thank You!
·$10 – Window-Wedge sticker!
·$15 – Early bird special: One Black Window-Wedge – 50 Available
·$20 – One Black Window-Wedge and a Window-Wedge sticker
·$35 – Two Black Window-Wedges and a Window-Wedge sticker
·$100 – Ten Black Window-Wedges and a Window-Wedge sticker
Every Window-Wedge will come with a custom lanyard!!
Thanks to everyone for viewing my project, and a special thanks to all who pledged. This project has been exciting, and I can't wait to make it a reality!
Already on the drawing boards...shhhh…
Music: Killing Time Kevin MacLead (incompetech.com)
Risks and challenges
As a degreed engineer, I have experience in the design process. I have designed and produced several injection-molded parts, and I have a working understanding of the requirements and pitfalls of plastic part design. If you are interested in viewing a past project of mine involving injection molded; parts of my design please visit my site (Holonomex.com). Hence drawing upon my past design experience, and understanding of best practice procedures I am extremely confident in the manufacturing feasibility and set delivery date of the Window-Wedge.
That being said there is always a potential for minor and or major set backs. To help mitigate any possibility of such issues, I have meticulously planed out a stringent schedule that details every step from testing of the first molded parts all the way through too assembly, packaging, and shipping.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
The final delivered product will be injection molded. For a photorealistic rendering of the final product visit our website at www.window-wedge.com
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