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A simple, compact and reusable mount that combines GoPro compatible mount fittings with the versatility and strength of zip ties. Read more

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This project was successfully funded on January 23, 2014.

A simple, compact and reusable mount that combines GoPro compatible mount fittings with the versatility and strength of zip ties.

About this project

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Thank you for your support Kickstarter! Zipmount now available at zipprgear.com

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Zipmount is a simple, compact and reusable mount that combines GoPro style fittings with the versatility and strength of zip ties. The design permits a standard zip tie to be threaded through the mount, allowing you to attach a GoPro camera to almost anywhere you can attach a zip tie, or cable tie, in just a few seconds.

This basic combination gives you a range of mounting possibilities for when the standard adhesive mounts are simply not practical. The additional soft foam base layer provides protection from scratches and allows the mount to grip curved surfaces. Bike frames, hand rails or even helmets are just a few of the options available with this design. And when it needs to be removed, the tie can simply be unclipped or cut, freeing the mount.

Zipmount has a small 34mm square footprint
Zipmount has a small 34mm square footprint

Zipmount is a great in-between mount for times when adhesive mounts are just not suitable and when clamps, or other mounting accessories are too bulky. Small and compact, Zipmount can be added to your GoPro accessory kit without taking up too much space.

Using The Mount

Using the mount is quick and easy. First thread the zip tie through the mounting holes. Depending on the holes used, the camera can be made to face forward, or at 90 degrees to the mounting point.

Next, wrap the zip tie around the mounting point and pull tight. The foam base should compress, giving the mount a secure contact point. If additional holding force is needed, grooves cut on either side of the mount allow you to attach two additional zip ties.

Finally, attach your GoPro camera with the standard threaded post!

Construction

Zipmount fits in the palm of your hand, and is made up of three components:

  1. Injection moulded body made from PC/ABS. A strong, high quality plastic. 
  2. A closed cell foam base to prevent scratching, and improve the contact area on curved surfaces. 
  3. An open ended M5 hex nut, compatible with GoPro threaded posts.

The final item, zip ties, compete the package. These thin plastic strips with a built in locking mechanism can be found in any hardware store or automotive warehouse. They are cheap, strong, and come in both single use and reusable styles, and in a range of lengths. Zipmount Reward Level 2 will ship with a small number of zip ties to get you started. 

90 degree rotation can be achieved by swapping the mounting holes.
90 degree rotation can be achieved by swapping the mounting holes.
Foam base conforms to curved surfaces.
Foam base conforms to curved surfaces.

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Risks and challenges

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.
Quality of the product, and and delays to the schedule are the two biggest challenges when dealing with projects like this. These have both been minimised by working with a reputable manufacturing partner, who has already worked with several successful Kickstarter projects, and has a solid reputation for quality.
That said all projects still carry some risk of schedule slip due to unforeseeable circumstances, and this has been accounted for in the planned delivery schedule.

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    REWARD LEVEL 1. One Zipmount only. Includes shipping within Australia and the US.

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    EARLY BIRD PRICE!

    TRIPLE pack of Zipmounts, 3 spare bases and a sample of zip ties. Shipping included for Australia and the US.

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    HOLIDAY SPECIAL! TRIPLE pack of Zipmounts, 3 spare bases and a sample of zip ties. Shipping for the US and Australia only.

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    39 backers

    REWARD LEVEL 2. TRIPLE pack of Zipmounts, 3 spare bases and a sample of zip ties. Shipping for the US and Australia only.

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    EARLY BIRD PRICE! TRIPLE pack of Zipmounts, 3 spare bases and a sample of zip ties. Shipping for the rest of the world.

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    REWARD LEVEL 2. TRIPLE pack of Zipmounts, 3 spare bases and a sample of zip ties. Shipping for anywhere else in the world.

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