As most of you know, if you didn’t know now you know, that I’m going Electronic Daisy Carnival (EDC) this coming weekend. Last year I experienced EDC for the first time and it was amazing! I brought my GoPro (GP) to capture the experience and this year I decided to bring my GP with me again! This year I don’t have a pole to extend my GP over the crowd so I decided to build a pole for my GP.
There are tons of YouTube videos that demonstrate how to build a GP pole but none that had the dazzle of what I envisioned of a GP pole that would be perfect for EDC and raves. So I decided to do a vlog post on a DIY GP pole project for 2 reasons: gain experience at building things and vlogging, the second was to show what you can do to a GoPro pole if you add some imagination into it.
Below is my DIY vlog post of myself putting together the GP pole.
You can purchase a pole for your GP or small point and shoot camera with prices ranging from $24 – $70 and up! I made my GP pole for roughly $35 but had to purchase some items that I know will pay dividends later down the road such as spray paint.
Here’s a list to what I purchased:
- Insulation $0.97
- PVC Cap $0.32
- PVC Female $0.49
- Pipe $0.99
- Threaded $0.75
- Cement $4.24
- 1/4 – 20 bolts/nuts/washers $1.18 ea.
- Drill bit $2.97
- Black All Purpose Paint $0.97
- Satin Paint $3.87
- Sand Paper 320 $3.97
- Para Cord $2.99
- EL Wire$6 – $8
- GoPro Tripod Mount $6.99
- Learning and gaining confidence in building stuff: Priceless
I hope that you enjoyed my DIY project and that you found it useful. If you have any suggestions to the parts that I used, the way the GP pole was assembled, or how I speak (with the lack of articulation), or anything, feedback is always welcomed so let me know what you think! Also if you see a guy walking around with a GP attached to a pole that is light up, stop me and say hi!
*ps. I struggled placing the EL wire onto the pole so it was difficult to record. I basically followed Stormdrane‘s video on how to do A Long 4 Bight Paracord Turk’s Head Knot.