3D printed helmet adaptor


#1

It won’t be long before we’re in the air and collecting video footage. I have a problem with mounting a Sony FDRX-3000 to the top of my Icaro Solar X helmet. Due to the sharp ridges, I can’t mount the Sony adhesive mounting plates. Any ideas of how to make a 3D adaptor that will convert the sharp crown of the helmet to a rounded mount for the Sony plate?


#2

you could make it simple by using Sugru (google it)


#3

etienne,

This Sugru material looks very versatile and useful. Thanks for sharing!


#4

Etienne,
Thanks for the tip! While looking for Sugru, I ran across another way of making something similar to Sugru for minimal cost and it won’t bond to the helmet (so I can take it off someday). The idea came from: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7fwytA5r2Mw
This way I can make an adaptor which I can affix with 3M tape and remove later when I want. I’m also wondering if the silicone will act as a slight shock absorber and help to minimize camera shake. We’ll see.


#5

yeah, the sugru is kind of expensive.

The entrepreneur behind this material/company had a lot of press coverage a few years back, so I remembered it. The “Proto Putty” video is awesome, seems to work just the same way and is probably a lot cheaper.

I doubt though, that this material would stick well to a 3M double sided tape. why not make an adapter first, the “proto putty” way, then bond it to the camera and helmet with a very thin layer of additional silicone later. You should be able to remove that easily, if needed.