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A versatile easy to use, secure car window mounting system for the GoPro action camera. Read more

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A versatile easy to use, secure car window mounting system for the GoPro action camera.

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!

The Window-Wedge!
The Window-Wedge!
GoPro Hero3+ Mounted on the Window-Wedge (This position is best for exterior shots)
GoPro Hero3+ Mounted on the Window-Wedge (This position is best for exterior shots)
GoPro Hero3+ Mounted on the Window-Wedge (This position is best for interior shots)
GoPro Hero3+ Mounted on the Window-Wedge (This position is best for interior shots)
GoPro HERO3+ mounted on my car with the Window-Wedge
GoPro HERO3+ mounted on my car with the Window-Wedge

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!

Exterior view setup
Exterior view setup
Interior view setup
Interior view setup

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.

The Window-Wedge Projected Time Scale
The Window-Wedge Projected Time Scale

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!!

Thank You!

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!

Future Goals

Already on the drawing boards...shhhh…

Acknowledgements

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.

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    For every dollar that you bring an angel gets a wing! Thank You!

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    Now you have pledged five it's time to jump and jive! Thank You for your donation!

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    Your donation is getting thicker now you get a sticker! Thanks for your donation!

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    An early bird pledge deserves a discounted Wedge!

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    You have reached the magic pledge now you get a Wedge! A Super Thank You!

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    Since your being nice how about a Wedge twice! Get two Window-Wedges! Thank You, Thank You!

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    Now a package in all its splendor; designed especially for the vendor! Pledge a hundred bucks and we’ll send you our package deluxe! Pledge 100 dollars and receive 10 Window-Wedges!!

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