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DIY GoPro Water handle

by on Jul.22, 2012, under Creativity, Film making, Movies, PVC

We’re getting ready for a coast trip and I want to take the GoPro Hero 2 along but if we’re gonna be out in the water, I’d hate for it to sink to the bottom of the ocean if I drop it. So, I bought a little insurance and built myself a floating handle out of my favorite stuff…PVC.

Now some of you are saying, “are you crazy?!” That won’t float.

Au contrairemon frère

See, my brother wants to take us out on his boat again and even though the last time I took my Nikon D7000, it was kinda scary at times. This is where the GoPro will come in handy and I bought the GoPro “Floaty back door” that’s supposed to float.

It’s bright orange so you can see it bopping in the water. I added a ligtweight PVC irrigation 6″ pipe with some white end caps, put a 1/4″ screw in on one cap and used the tripod mount on it as well. It should float – and don’t worry, I’ve tested it in the sink – it floats. Here’s hoping I don’t EVER have to watch in float in the ocean.  See the gallery below – click on the pictures for a larger view.

So, we may or  may not go out on the boat but I want to be ready. And I know what some of you are thinking so “NO, it’s not a pipe bomb.”

Beto

 

 

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