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Old 02-19-2017, 09:34 PM   #27721
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Sorry, not in a good position to make anything this moment. Moving in a week for a new job. @soulreapersteve do you have calipers? I could reverse engineer that and make the files available for anyone wanting to have one made. I don't have a go pro so I don't know what size the holes in the end should be
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Old 02-19-2017, 10:09 PM   #27722
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This is how I would do it. Holes or whatever could be added to the long end. Not as fancy as Steve's but it would be far cheaper. Probably don't even need the cutouts for the headrest uprights. I think it would clamp hard enough to make them unnecessary. Maybe put a little piece of picattiny rail on the end for a GoPro to clamp on. Not sure what all attachment options they have
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Old 02-19-2017, 10:10 PM   #27723
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$120? I'm in the wrong business holy shit
Eh. That's a decent price for the setup you get.

Yeah, you could make them cheaper, but could you do them in batches, box them up nicely with instructions and all the extras, and still make a profit for much less than that? It adds up pretty fast.

As someone that says "I could make that for a lot less" rather a lot (I'm learning as I age!) I'm skeptical, though limiting its use to just this platform could help the cost a bit.

I've done custom car parts for folks in the past, and I barely broke even (I still have the two I made for locals I 'could trust' that never got picked up or paid for... so the loss goes against any profit I might have made...) People just didn't want to pay, even though no one else did anything close.

Of course, I've already gone through a few mental design iterations to make it even better for how I'd use it... maybe I do need a headrest camera mount... hah. I'd need another gopro though.

edit: I'd be making it so it's not clamp-on, but slide-on. I flip my headrest when I AutoX (much better fit/comfort with the helmet)
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Old 02-19-2017, 10:18 PM   #27724
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Eh. That's a decent price for the setup you get.

Yeah, you could make them cheaper, but could you do them in batches, box them up nicely with instructions and all the extras, and still make a profit for much less than that? It adds up pretty fast.

As someone that says "I could make that for a lot less" rather a lot (I'm learning as I age!) I'm skeptical, though limiting its use to just this platform could help the cost a bit.

I've done custom car parts for folks in the past, and I barely broke even (I still have the two I made for locals I 'could trust' that never got picked up or paid for... so the loss goes against any profit I might have made...) People just didn't want to pay, even though no one else did anything close.

Of course, I've already gone through a few mental design iterations to make it even better for how I'd use it... maybe I do need a headrest camera mount... hah. I'd need another gopro though.

edit: I'd be making it so it's not clamp-on, but slide-on. I flip my headrest when I AutoX (much better fit/comfort with the helmet)
Maybe I should word it this way... I could make something of equal usefulness that fills the same role for less. Their "no tools required" approach is adding a lot of cost. Along with the telescoping end, anodization, etcetc. Especially for a "stealth"setup for a dashcam that fits a single chassis, all this would be unnecessary. Anyone with a hacksaw and a drill could make something similar. Like Steve said, some guys make these out of PVC. Depends on how fancy and how"high quality" you want it to be. Steve got the Ferrari of camera mounts
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A 3ft length of 1/2 square aluminum is 5.54$+shipping from McMaster Carr. Some nuts and bolts a couple bucks. Drill bit, bout $5. Probably an hour of work
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What the hell why is apple deleting the caps lock and 0 key for an emoji key and a fucking 10 key? Are they that daft to think that people can't put a 1 and 0 to make a 10? #courag
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What the hell why is apple deleting the caps lock and 0 key for an emoji key and a fucking 10 key? Are they that daft to think that people can't put a 1 and 0 to make a 10? #courag
So how do you write 20?
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So how do you write 20?
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What the hell why is apple deleting the caps lock and 0 key for an emoji key and a fucking 10 key? Are they that daft to think that people can't put a 1 and 0 to make a 10? #courag
They're having a contest to see how user unfriendly they can make their products and still have fanboys try to rationalize and excuse their decisions as good ideas.
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A 3ft length of 1/2 square aluminum is 5.54$+shipping from McMaster Carr. Some nuts and bolts a couple bucks. Drill bit, bout $5. Probably an hour of work
As I said, if you're building a one-off... yeah. And that's a solid approach. Do it!

Though as I said, I flip the headrest so tool-less would be important. So I have to get some thumb-screws if I do the 2-pc. I wouldn't though, I'd probably get 1x2cm, drill through to fit the headrest posts with a little wiggle room, counter-sink top/bottom to fit an o-ring that's snug on the posts, cut 2x2 caps to hold the o-ring, drill, tap, and countersink to secure the caps... so mine might end up being $20, but would slide snugly over the headrest posts, not rattle, and...

Of course, I have a few tools most people don't (no mill though)... I think most people would shy away from tapping, for example. I hate doing that by hand.

Alas, I can't anodize at home. Yet...

Half the fun is designing it and building it.

Oh, and I get to pay tax on McMaster purchases... but I can stop by to pick it up and avoid shipping if needed.
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Sorry, not in a good position to make anything this moment. Moving in a week for a new job. @soulreapersteve do you have calipers? I could reverse engineer that and make the files available for anyone wanting to have one made. I don't have a go pro so I don't know what size the holes in the end should be
Calipers? As in... the part that connects the two bars together?
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Here, another test vid.. this time with both hands on wheel :P
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What the hell why is apple deleting the caps lock and 0 key for an emoji key and a fucking 10 key? Are they that daft to think that people can't put a 1 and 0 to make a 10? #courag
Have you try typing on the new Macbook Pro?

They might as well go big and do absolute zero key travel or go home.
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Need some redline action!!!

Oh, I don't take the engine above 4k when its still cold

Hell, that's when I usually shift.. which is where the dip ends... Maybe that's why I don't feel the dip that people complain about :o

Only noticed it when I was trying to power out of 180 turns in auto-x.
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Calipers? As in... the part that connects the two bars together?
No. nevermind. I'll figure it out when I decide I need one lol
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