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A modular rotating mount for your GoPro camera, including Snowspike for soft surface mounting!
A modular rotating mount for your GoPro camera, including Snowspike for soft surface mounting!
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Spinmount + Snowspike

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.

For the Kickstarter relaunch, Spinmount now comes with a new accessory: Snowspike!

Spinmount with Snowspike attachment
Spinmount with Snowspike attachment

During the development of Zipmount, my first Kickstarter project, I spoke to many GoPro users asking them for feedback on the new mount I had designed. 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 a simple mount. 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. 

Basic Spinmount
Basic Spinmount

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 are difficult to obtain with standard mounts.

A single Spinmount can be used to expand on the ability of any existing gopro mount, allowing you to level awkward shots, or pan the camera around to capture a new angle. Its also great for adding pan and tilt angles to any GoPro compatible pole or hand held grip.

Use Spinmount to level your shot (Zipmount not included)
Use Spinmount to level your shot (Zipmount not included)

The narrow design of Spinmount also allows you use many of your existing accessories without interference, so you can get the perfect shot.

Spinmount. Compact and Modular
Spinmount. Compact and Modular

New Snowspike

With Snowspike, The modular design of Spinmount allows you to quickly swap the lower part of the mount for the Snowspike. You can now mount your camera to on surfaces like snow or sand. The tapered design allows the mount to wedge into cracks and holes, and places where tripods don't fit.

Spinmount with Snowspike
Spinmount with Snowspike

Spinmount Complete

In some situations, a single Spinmount is no enough to level the shot. Spinmount Complete combines Snowspike with two spinmounts, This gives you an extra degree of rotational freedom, and huge range of movement in pitch, roll and yaw. In most cases this allows you to easily level the camera, regardless of the Snowspike orientation.

Full range of movement with Spinmount Complete
Full range of movement with Spinmount Complete

Using Spinmount

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. By varying the pressure on the thumbscrew, Spinmount can also be adjusted and re-directed on the go too!

Construction And Specifications

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. 

Finally, Spinmount is 100% waterproof. Simplicity is the key here. If the mount gets covered in 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-ring to replace and there are no gears to lubricate.

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Risks and challenges

This is not my first Kickstarter project. Zipmount for GoPro was my first crowdfunding experience and went on to raise over $20,000 from more than 550 backers. I learnt a great deal in designing, creating and fulfilling the project. At its conclusion I 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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    SPINMOUNT BASIC
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    SPINMOUNT COMPLETE
    Complete Spinmount kit, with all parts from both Standard and Plus levels.

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    Complete Spinmount kit, with all parts from both Basic and Plus levels.

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    **TWIN PACK**

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    Two Spinmount Plus packages, including two Snowspikes!

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    SPINMOUNT PROTOTYPE LEVEL

    Get one of the final 3D printed prototypes, as well as the Complete Spinmount kit, with all parts from both Basic and Plus levels.

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