I have made this post pretty basic as it was my first attempt at a DIY GoPro dog harness mount. Plus dogs vary in size, so you will have to adjust your project accordingly.
Tools and equipment
1. Light-weight non-flexible plastic/wood/perspex
4. 4 nuts and bolts
7. Go Pro adhesive mount
1. Cut 2 pieces of plastic the length of the top of the harness and slightly narrower than the width of your dog.
2. Cut the corners off of one piece of plastic as shown in image 2. This will be the bottom part of the platform. By removing the corners you allow the webbing of the harness to fit snuggley around you pooch. Sand/file all edges till they are round.
3. Place the plate with cut out corners on the underside of the top of the harness. On top of the bottom plate and webbing place your second plate. Clamp together using your G-clamp. Drill 4 holes – 2 should go through the webbing to secure harness to camera platform when bolts are tightened. See images 3 and 4.
4. Cut your foam the dimensions of you top plate but glue to the bottom plate. I clamped the harness and mount assembly between two bits of wood for even compression.
5. I recycled an old Gopro adhesive mount and glued it to the top plate. Before assembly I drilled additional holes in the top plate to make it lighter.
Allow your dog to get familiar with the harness before you attach the GoPro. Soon as I have a chance to test my GoPro mount on my dog, I’ll update this post with some footage.
Post a comment here to be kept up to date or if you have any improvements, I would love to hear about it.