Stainless Steel Urban Camera Mount
Stainless Steel Urban Camera Mount
Heavy duty small foldable stainless steel camera mount. A brand new unique solution to the problem of taking a photo or video in a city
Heavy duty small foldable stainless steel camera mount. A brand new unique solution to the problem of taking a photo or video in a city Read more
About this project
I’m Santiago Botas.
I love traveling and exploring new places, and to then share my experiences throughout Internet.
For me, the world is a huge scenery, and I have more than 1500 videos uploaded in Internet.
During one of my trips, while visiting the 9/11 Memorial, I wanted to take a fotograph of myself.
What is the problem?
The problem was that I couldn’t find any horizontal surface, exept the ground, to place my tripod.
On the contrary, there were many young and thin trees and the posts of a peripheral fence.
Without many options, I asked for permition to a guard nearby to tie my camera to a tree with the power cord of my computer.
While doing this, a member of the 9/11 Memorial organization approached and asked what I was doing. I explained that I was trying to take a photo of myself.
I also asked why there weren’t any surfaces to place cameras and take photographs as everyone that went there wanted to take some.
This member answered that it sounded like a good idea, but didn’t know why it was that way.
After many minutes of trying, I was able to tie the camera without damaging the tree.
That was when I realized that I couldn’t expect there to be surfaces for camera on every block.
I had to find a solution by myself.
During that same trip, I realized there was a common pattern in all the streets and public places.
They all had lots of lamp posts, trafic lights and railings, while there were very few horizontal surfaces at a comfortable height to place my small pocket tripod.
I started looking for a gadget that could satisfy my need, but couldn’t find any.
What could I do about it?
When I came back home, I started thinking of how to materialize a product that had all the functions people could possibly need to make a good picture or video in almost any public space.
With the unvaluable help of Agustina, after 6 months of hard work, designing and redesigning, contacting suppliers, creating many prototypes, consulting many potential users, and performing many field tests, we came up with the final product.
At that moment, with the help of Carlos, we started to plan how to industrially produce and commercialize this product.
Now we have a completely designed and tested product, designed selected suppliers and we are ready to produce a first run.
We need your help to manufacture these mounts and make this project come to life. We've made the working prototypes in small quantities with the help and backer of our suppliers but we can't possibly manufacture these mounts same way at a convenience cost.
We have lined up all of the suppliers and manufacturers for a production run made here in the USA, in Fort Lauderdale, Florida!
We've already connected with two CNC manufactures but in order to lock in a manufacturing deal we need a minimum order 500 mounts.
The money we raise will go directly to final tooling, purchasing the materials (stainless steel, aluminum, strapping and metal hardware) and manufacturing the mounts (sheet metal fabrication, cutting and sewing, assembly, packing, and shipping).
All of the relationships with manufacturers and suppliers have been painstakingly built over the last 6 months one by one.
Our main goal is to get a product we've designed in the hands of travellers and photographers all arround the word!
Why do we need funding?
We are looking for $20,000 to fund the final tooling for the Urban Camera Mount manufacturing and to provide capital for our first production.
Also, for this project to be successful, we would need a minimum order of 500 units. We hope you could help us to materialize our dream backing us at Kickstarter.com
In return for your support you will receive a first run, limited edition Urban Camera Mount or one of our other rewards.
We really appreciate your support and look forward to the day everyone can easily take fotos and videos including themselves in every street, in every city.
Where the Kickstarter Money Will Be Used:
- Metal work final tooling.
- Purchasing stainless steel, aluminum, and other hardware.
- Production machine hours.
- Product assembly.
- Product packaging.
- Graphic packaging labels .
- Basic shipping costs .
- Kickstarter + Amazon processing fees.
The Urban Camera Mount is the very latest revolutionary and simple camera mount that adapts in all outside urban situations.
The principle based in the fact that all the streets and common spaces have several posts.
- There are posts in laps, signs, traffic lights, bus stops, parking machines, railings, etc.
- The UCM fits all these post and other tubes, trees, and more.
- The strap adapts to different sizes and shapes and can be attached firmly with the buckle.
- The universal movement enables to find precisely the angle of view to take the perfect shoot.
- The fix bolt is the standard in all cameras, and it ajusts easily for a quick use.
- The UCM can hold many types of photo and video cameras, being useful in all situations.
- The body is made in stainless steel to last long.
- The UCM can be used also on celular phones by using only a small adaptor which can be found easily in any store.
- The UCM is so rough probably your kids will inherit it. The UCM product is 100 % easier to recycle. Durable and reciclable means enviromentally friendly.
When will I get it?
The Urban Camera Mount will ship in November. If you would like tracking, delivery confirmation, signature on arrival, or other specific shipping requests, please make a note in your order (additional costs will be confirmed prior to shipping).
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