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AU$ 7,940
pledged of AU$ 16,000pledged of AU$ 16,000 goal
268
backers
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Tue, October 21 2014 8:37 PM UTC +00:00

About

Spinmount is a small, modular, and low profile mount that allows full 360° rotational control of your GoPro camera, along with over 180° of pitch movement. When combined, these two movements allow you to capture many different angles with one fixed mount.

360° of rotation
360° of rotation

During the development of Zipmount, my first Kickstarter project, I spoke to many other GoPro users, asking them for feedback on this new mount I had designed, and the most common request was “Can you make it rotate?"

Initially I tried to achieve this with Zipmount, but the added complexity went against the original idea of the concept. Instead, I set about designing an add-on that could be used with Zipmount, or any other GoPro compatible fitting to give the rotational movement that so many users wanted.

The result is Spinmount for GoPro.  

Spinmount is perfect for non-typical mounting of GoPro cameras. Whereas previously the camera was fixed to 90° steps, the rotational movement of Spinmount allows you to easily capture angles that were difficult to obtain with the standard mounts.

Capture more angles (Zipmount not incuded)
Capture more angles (Zipmount not incuded)

Or get the camera to sit level and straight when its attachment point is at an unusual angle.  

Or level a shot (Zipmount not included)
Or level a shot (Zipmount not included)

The small diameter of the clamping system also allows you to use many of your existing accessories to get the shot you are after. 

Quickly flip between forward and backward
Quickly flip between forward and backward

The mount works in a similar way to most existing GoPro accessories. A thumbscrew on the side of the mount tightens or loosens a clamp system. All you have to do is position the camera, and tighten the Spinmount thumb screw.

Keeping the mount as short and low profile as possible was always an essential part of the design, as the longer the mount, the more camera shake you would see. This was difficult to achieve due to the clearance needed around the mount when using the waterproof case. The solution to this was to create two different attachments that could be swapped depending on your requirements!

Maximum Range Of Movement

Using the P fitting, Spinmount gives you the most flexibility for setting up your shot. The camera can tilt through a full 180° and rotate 360° when using the waterproof case

Greater Stability

Swapping the top camera insert for the low profile “Stub” version lowers the rise by 8mm, lowering the camera's centre of gravity, making your shots more stable and secure.

In the stable mode, the total rise is only 38mm (1.45”), or only 3mm more than the standard 90° elbow mount supplied with the camera.

This low profile mode means that camera shake is minimised. An essential feature if the camera is attached to any kind of moving object.

For moving objects, use the 'stub' fitting for best results
For moving objects, use the 'stub' fitting for best results

Each Spinmount will come with both “P” and “Stub” camera fittings.

Finally, Spinmount is 100% waterproof. Simplicity is the key here. If the mount is subject to salt water, mud or any other liquid that may cause damage, you only have to disassemble, rinse in fresh water and re-assemble. There is no mechanism to be damaged, no O-rings to replace and no gears to lubricate.

Construction

Spinmount is made from the same materials as Zipmount. A strong thermoplastic that is designed for demanding applications. The final result will be a mount that is just as strong as the rest of your GoPro accessories.

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Risks and challenges

This is not my first Kickstarter project. Zipmount for GoPro was my first crowdfunding experiment, and went on to raise over twenty thousand dollars from more than 550 backers. I learnt a great deal during that project, and at its conclusion, shipped over 1500 Zipmounts worldwide to all my backers.

As before, quality of the product, and delays to the schedule are the two biggest challenges when dealing with projects like this. These have both been minimised by working with the same proven manufacturer that helped to produce Zipmount.

In addition I have over 10 years experience in designing, engineering and manufacturing, and have a strong understanding of the risks and challenges getting complex products from rough design though to a finished product.

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