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ShuttleSpace
01-31-2014, 11:03 AM
http://www.nytimes.com/2014/01/31/technology/gopro-works-on-its-brand.html?hp

Probably will be a demand for different camera mounts and carriers.

Paragon Spirit
02-04-2014, 03:29 PM
I think there may be some issues with the forces that these cameras can undergo.
At the very least a printed mount manufacturer would have to be sure to specify max loading.

I've seen improperly (well, sort of) mounted Go-Pro cameras cause damage to the vehicles that they're mounted to, folding back wing-mirrors and things like that. This one was mounted inside, but is fun to watch 4th Gen Camaro Drag Race, T-Top flys off with GoPro attached! (HD) - YouTube (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q2AfsBrpwRQ). Seen stuff where the go-pro put enough force in the wrong place and dented body panels too.

Interesting concept though.

Para

3D Accuracy
02-04-2014, 07:00 PM
Good afternoon Para,

What happened in the video very well could be the results of an amateur product design gone wrong. I have seen plenty of products designed by companies that should know better that aren't done correctly. Wrong choice of materials and wrong geometry that contribute to product strength problems and part failure.

I would bet that we're going to see a lot more of this type of thing as amateur product designers now have the ability to 3D Print bad parts at will.

Of course we can all enjoy the mishaps on videos such as the one you posted.

Have a terrific day!
Robert
3D Accuracy
3D ACCURACY Blog / Website | Direct Digital Manufacturing / Additive Manufacturing / 3D Printing (http://www.3d-accuracy.com/blog/)

ShuttleSpace
02-04-2014, 09:04 PM
Oh well, back to the ol' drawing board.
Not!

Paragon Spirit
02-04-2014, 09:51 PM
"Where's the kaboom? There was supposed to be an earth-shattering kaboom!"

The Camaro isn't all that surprising, most (all?) T-tops are adjustable and a wrong adjustment means that they'll fly off without much provocation.
Or if you're the [person] road testing my Corvette a few years ago after a brake job...you just 'forgot' to latch it.

SO the video I posted of a 'this could go horribly wrong' is of course, an unrelated failure, but spectacular none-the-less.

<wonders> what does Shuttle have on that ol' drawing board anyway</wonder>

Para

3D Accuracy
02-05-2014, 04:19 PM
Good afternoon guys,

It just begs to ask "where's the damn duct tape when you need it?"

Oh, I see, maybe it wasn't a failed 3D Printed camera mount, it was a vehicle defect. Maybe Shuttle is working on a design to 3D Print an entire Camaro so this doesn't happen.

Have a terrific day!
Robert
3D Accuracy
3D ACCURACY Blog / Website | Direct Digital Manufacturing / Additive Manufacturing / 3D Printing (http://www.3d-accuracy.com/blog/)

tom o
03-13-2014, 09:58 PM
See now that is why they invented safety chains/straps!