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Contour Roam Helmet Mount with Polymer Clay

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I got a Contour Roam recently and am getting around to mounting it.  It came with the low profile mount but I wasn't happy with where the Roam would be mounted so I'm fabricating a spacer with polymer clay.  I thought I'd share since I've not seen anyone mount it this way.  I'm too lazy to edit the videos so it'll be in multiple parts.  Excuse the voice I'm getting over a cold and am a little congested.

 

Part 1

 

Part 2

 

Part 3

 

Additional parts to follow.

 


Edited by eelhc - 2/14/12 at 9:57am
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Cool idea.  But the Roam comes with a rotating square-ish mount that's better for various mounting areas along the helmet, particularly along the front area.  At least, mine did.  It also came with an extra sticky pad, which came in handy, because I got a new helmet, so I just peeled off the mount (more like pried it out), and then used the other square sticky pad.  Boom!  New mount.

 

I saw that flat mount you mention, and I don't see how it would work on a helmet at all.  That sucker is for a perfectly flat mount, not a rounded helmet.

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Originally Posted by Gunnerbob View Post

Cool idea.  But the Roam comes with a rotating square-ish mount that's better for various mounting areas along the helmet, particularly along the front area.  At least, mine did.  It also came with an extra sticky pad, which came in handy, because I got a new helmet, so I just peeled off the mount (more like pried it out), and then used the other square sticky pad.  Boom!  New mount.

 

I saw that flat mount you mention, and I don't see how it would work on a helmet at all.  That sucker is for a perfectly flat mount, not a rounded helmet.


I have the rotating mount as well.  But the problem is still there with the rotating mount with a rounded helmet.  Mounter further back and straight, the helmet obstructs the view and mounted towards the front, the camera is angled.  An articulating mount with a clamp would solve this problem.

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Ya, I had to find the hapy medium whereby the camera was forward enough to see everything but far enough back for a solid mount.  I did something a bit different though: I used the mount higher up on my helmet, not on the side, more like just above my temple.  This did cause the camera to sit in an angled position.  So then I rotated the lens about 30 degrees to compensate, and then angled the rotating mount a bit downward and locked it into position.  Sounds more complicated than it is.  But it worked.  Mind you, YMMV depending on your helmet design; they're not all the same and have different potential mounting restrictions.

 

 

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Finished...  Tested indoors (few trips up/down stairs)...  Works great!

 

Part 4

 

Part 5

post #6 of 7

AH!  Nice work man, well done.

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Here it is on the hill...  Catamount Bowl at MRG.  I'm not a great bump skier and much of the snow had been skied off by the time I made my over there.  Almost lost it towards the end in the flat easy section.  I don't recall if I had the horizon spot on.  Good enough though.

 

I bought the Contour Roam on a whim during the holiday for a great price ($90 I recall).  I'm not sure if I'd pay more thatn $90...  The dynamic range is so so and the audio quality is awful.

 

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