Home-made DIY GoPro GoPole

Just a very quick one.

I needed a pole for my GoPro camera and decided to make one myself.

I took one rather manky Vileda mop that has been sat outside for ages and is now totally beyond use, and drilled out the end coupling.

Manky mop

Manky mop

 

The parts I used were the aforementioned end coupling, a GoPro link, an M5 bolt, an M5 nut (I used a wing nut, but an open nut would do too), and two M5 repair washers.

Parts

Parts

 

It assembled thus:

Assembly

Assembly

A shorter M5 bolt would have been better but I just used what I had.

[Update: I subsequently packed out the space between the two prongs of the GoPro link with a couple of M5 washers to stop the tongues of the GoPro link from being pressed together when the nut was tightened]

Here’s how it turned out:

The finished item

The finished item

 

The mop handle extends, giving you a pole between 0.9M and 1.6M in length.
(Pic is photoshopped to show either extreme. I didn’t make two!)

The long & short of it

The long & short of it

And that’s it! Simple.

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