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Built a phone mount for video taping speedometer.

Posted by v8s_are_slow, Mar 12, 2012

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  1. v8s_are_slow

    v8s_are_slow Proven Member

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    So I wanted to video tape my speedo without having to hold my phone. So decided to make this. Probably wouldn't feel too good if I wreck, so I'll have to try not to do that I suppose. Lol. Anyway, phone just fits in the slot nice and firm and doesn't go anywhere.

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    Took a video but only problem I see is that when under boost, the whole thing moves up. Not really tuned in this vid though and still fwd so I'm spinning of course. Just trying to give an idea of how well it functions is all.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eXPv2tzIgCY&feature=youtube_gdata_player
     

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  2. 96ETT

    96ETT Proven Member

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    I would definitely tweak that design a lot. In a front end collision the airbag is going to push that metal tube right through your head. Also if you got t-boned on the drivers side your head would smack that thing pretty good also. They make mounts for cameras that attach to a harness bar or something of that sort and are behind you and out of the way in case you crash.
     
  3. sbiggi

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    Looks like a good way to decapitate your self.
     

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  4. v8s_are_slow

    v8s_are_slow Proven Member

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    Nothing i'd recommend to anyone. And don't plan to ever really use it. I for sure know the cons of this thing.
     

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  5. 99gst_racer

    99gst_racer Moderator

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    If you didn't have your gauge mounted where it was, you could have mounted the camera right on top of the steering column. I've had a couple cameras on mine and they worked perfectly there.
     

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  6. TSiAWD666

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    Man, that's a death trap waiting to happen. Neat that you accomplished your goals but I think you might want to consider safety in a redesign. Anyway, kudos for fabricating the first iteration of your solution :)
     

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  7. koryto2012

    koryto2012 Proven Member

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    Or you could just get a gopro and some 3m tape. (;
     

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  8. LiquidX

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    I would highly suggest you re do your design. That is a HUGE! safety risk that will kill you or have a high chance of killing or causing serious bodily injury.
     

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  9. 91stocker

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    Just wear one of these bad boys :D
     

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  10. v8s_are_slow

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    Lol, I KNOW it's a huge risk. I'm not recommending this to anyone AT ALL. Lemme put up a disclaimer. I'm an idiot. And if you do it like I did, you're an idiot too. Lol.

    I will very rarely ever use this thing. I want a gopro or whatever it's called. But it's hard spending my mod money on other things. Just wanted to make something for the camera that'll also film outside the window as well. Only thing I could think up to do.....for now.
     

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  11. simple jake

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    How about trying to make a mount that goes on the steering console? You know right on that little plastic piece that goes on top; that might be a little safer. I'm thinking about making a custom gauge pod there for my wideband.
     
  12. v8s_are_slow

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    You mean where my wideband gauge currently sits?
     

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  13. 99gst_racer

    99gst_racer Moderator

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    To give you an idea, this is what it looks like to have a GoPro mounted above the steering column.

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  14. turboglenn

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    That looks like one of those camera mounts they put on people to filmtheir faces on things like some of the older reality shows and stufff LOL I agree though, in a wreck that could be something that snapped yuour neck kinda easily :( Good work though, and the fabircatiopn is what it's about, not safety tech inspection here LOL

    now you can refine it, get it out of your neck's way and mount the camera up by the dash/column since you've already got the jist of the phone mount taken care of
     
  15. v8s_are_slow

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    Just trying to think of a better place to put it. The wideband is staying. And only wanna use my phone for now. Was gonna have a bar to the side of my seat but the steering wheel gets in the way so it's hard to see the speedo. Only reason I moved it closer.
     

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    I must say I second the GoPro
     

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  17. v8s_are_slow

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    Yes, but I like "free".
     

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  18. jpmxrider489

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    I guess thats not bad. As long as you take pride in you work. But I for sure wouldnt reccomend using that often if at all. As said before its a death trap.
     

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  19. knochgoon24

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    Turn off the auto-focus and set it yourself.
     

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  20. v8s_are_slow

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    I may relocate it beside the headrest. But don't think I'll be able to see the speedometer.
     

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  21. rcarbajal4

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    Wouldn't something fabbed up to fit around the steering column be safer and work better?
     
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  22. v8s_are_slow

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    Eh, may try a couple of different solutions.
     

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  23. fran_drivertsi

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    Just buy a GoPro, bro. If you like "free", then you're gonna die ;)
     

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  24. v8s_are_slow

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    Well, if I had the funds to buy one, I already would've. But I'm always willing to accept donations :)
     

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  25. wranglerunner22

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    Dude, 3m tape your phone to the side of your dash. Holy fail.

    I imagine you got bored at started dinkin around. We all do that. We just don't admit to it..

    Props fosho
     

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