advertisement
Forums

The Forum is sponsored by 
 

AAPL stock: Click Here

You are currently viewing the Tips and Deals forum
rear view mirror attachment gizmo
Posted by: mrbigstuff
Date: May 09, 2011 09:34AM
I'm looking for a hook that will tighten over the mirror (without impeding the mirror function) to mount a camera toward the windshield. It's a p/s camera, and lightweight. I've seem some but I'm looking for one with a screw mount or similar.
Options:  Reply • Quote
No help here, but...
Posted by: RAMd®d
Date: May 09, 2011 09:42AM
...you may want to ensure the camera does not hang down below the mirror, obstructing any portion of the windshield.

Also, doing so (with anything, not just a camera) is illegal in some states.

And curiosity demands I ask-- what are you doing?

Particularly, how will you actuate the camera? Stills or video? Will this be for planned shooting or for something else?

I wonder because getting to the shutter release on most small cameras doesn't include RF options, or even a cable shutter release.






I am that Masked Man.

All you can do, is all you can do.

There’s trouble — it's time to play the sound of my people.

Your boos mean nothing to me, I've seen what you cheer for.

Insisting on your rights without acknowledging your responsibilities isn’t freedom, it’s adolescence.

I've been to the edge of the map, and there be monsters.

We are a government of laws, not men.

Everybody counts or nobody counts.

When a good man is hurt,
all who would be called good
must suffer with him.

You and I have memories longer than the road that stretches out ahead.

There is no safety for honest men except
by believing all possible evil of evil men.

We don’t do focus groups. They just ensure that you don’t offend anyone, and produce bland inoffensive products. —Sir Jonathan Ive

An armed society is a polite society.
And hope is a lousy defense.

You make me pull, I'll put you down.

I *love* SIGs. It's Glocks I hate.
Options:  Reply • Quote
Re: rear view mirror attachment gizmo
Posted by: mrbigstuff
Date: May 09, 2011 09:58AM
Yes, the video will be raw and must be edited for content. I mainly plan to upload some of it to Youtube, as a drive-around for some international folks I know. Not that I live in a scenic area, mind you, but close to some. It's also to use to gauge possible moto rides out in the rural areas.

I also do not want it to hang down, below the mirror. I hate distractions when I'm driving, plus it may be illegal, although there are lots of folks with E-Z passes and such at that point. Some of the gizmos I have seen hang too low as it's meant to cradle a GPS unit.
Options:  Reply • Quote
Re: rear view mirror attachment gizmo
Posted by: cbelt3
Date: May 09, 2011 10:19AM
I would NOT attach anything significant to the mirror itself. You'll end up finding that the load limits on the glass adhesive were...exceeded. See if you can use available body screw points from sub shades or overhead lamps instead.
Options:  Reply • Quote
Re: rear view mirror attachment gizmo
Posted by: SDGuy
Date: May 09, 2011 11:19AM
A few of the right one of these would probably do it...
Options:  Reply • Quote
Re: rear view mirror attachment gizmo
Posted by: Chakravartin
Date: May 09, 2011 11:58AM
The mirror will transmit too much vibration and be awkward to mess with.

Unless you're subjecting it to a lot of gees or you want something permanent, just mount the camera on the front of the dash near the windshield with some well-worked Fun-Tak.
Options:  Reply • Quote
Re: rear view mirror attachment gizmo
Posted by: flareslow
Date: May 09, 2011 12:30PM
One of these might fill the bill:
Suction Cup Mount
Options:  Reply • Quote
Sorry, only registered users may post in this forum.

Click here to login

Online Users

Guests: 96
Record Number of Users: 186 on February 20, 2020
Record Number of Guests: 5122 on October 03, 2020