DIY GoPro Over the Shoulder Snorricam

February 01, 2013 / by / 8 Comments
Is it easy?
Is it cheap?
Is it awesome?

Pretty easy

Parts you’ll need to make a DIY GoPro over the shoulder snorricam:

  • 5 feet of 1/2″ PVC pipe ≈ $3
  • Four 90° elbows ≈ $2
  • Three “T” joints ≈ $1
  • Four 45° elbows ≈ $1
  • One 1/2″ PVC cap ≈ $0.50
  • PVC cement ≈ $3
  • Two lashing straps ≈ $7
  • Canvas belt from Ebay ≈ $5
  • 1/4″ bolt, nuts, washers

Tools you’ll need:

  • PVC cutter or hack saw
  • 1/4″ drill bit

How would you improve this design? Leave your comment below.

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8 Responses
  1. alex

    What did you use for the strap padding (that black material through which the green straps are routed?

    Apr.09.2013 at 2:52 pm
    • (Author)

      Hi Alex—we didn’t make this video, but I’m sure you could get in contact with the Indie Mogul guys and they’ll let you know.

      Jun.06.2013 at 5:47 pm
  2. J

    I know these can be tweaked, but what are the individual cut lengths you used for the rig?

    Jun.06.2013 at 4:26 pm
    • (Author)

      I believe that most of the cut lengths are spec’ed out in the video. The length of the top piece will depend on how you strap it to you back (i.e., tight or loose). Start out longer and trim it down until you have the right length. If you purchase a PVC cutter, trimming can be done in a few seconds.

      Jun.06.2013 at 5:49 pm
      • Jay

        I would maybe use a locking pin on the back piece so you can use different lengths of pvc for different applications. same with the cap with the camera mounted to it, so it doesn’t get knocked off like in the video, quick and easy to remove too.

        Sep.17.2013 at 11:12 pm
  3. Gavin

    Just a quick correction to your materials list… There should be 4 “T” Joints, and not 3.
    The DIY worked well for me as it was quick an easy.


    Jan.21.2014 at 4:29 am
  4. Aaron

    What do you think about adding a cotter pin to the camera cap so you don’t have it falling off? Or even a leash? I’m looking for some type of rig to use for climbing and this seems to be perfect, but I would hate to have my camera drop a couple hundred feet. Not just for my camera’s sake, but for the safety of anyone at the base of the wall.

    Apr.28.2014 at 11:22 pm
  5. Nickolas

    This is a great mount gets some cool fotage!

    Apr.29.2014 at 7:18 pm
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