Stubilizer: The planet’s very first 3-axis head mount for GoPro Hero 3
When it comes to the realm of extreme photography, GoPro cameras already have better mounting features than most comparable outdoor portable camera systems. And, this time around, we have come across a cool contrivance that will make your GoPro experience even smoother. We are talking about the one and only ‘Stubilizer’, the world’s first 3-axis stabilizing helmet mount for GoPro Hero 3. About to commence its Kickstarter campaign by this month, the head mounting system is the brainchild of RockSolid Technologies. So what exactly are its advantages? Well, according to the designers, the Stubilizer will totally eschew the paraphernalia of wires, along with other external electronic contraptions, like computers and balance chargers. In other words, it will be a solid consumer based device that ‘flexibly’ comes to your rescue during those exhilarating photography sessions fueled by motion.
The project of the Stubilizer only started after apt technologies were developed around the world that allowed 3-axis stabilizers based on gimbals (instead of servos) . In fact, by Stuart Smith’s (founder at RockSolid Technologies) own admission, the designers kept watch on various such emerging DIY items, and ‘cobbled’ a few them together to start the initial prototypes. Their special arrangements were of course fueled by CADs and 3D printing.
The end results of the developmental stage finally accounted for a credible Stubilizer contrivance with its integrated battery. This battery system avoids the dependence of the automated mount on the camera’s low battery power, and also shuns those potentially dangerous LiPo varieties. These advantages are further bolstered by the head mount’s unique ability to house the entire GoPro in a protective case while filming.
So, what is the present commercial status of the project? Well, as we mentioned before, the Stublizer will start its Kickstarter crowd funding shortly. As for the circuit boards and components, the start-up is already in talks with local teams and Chinese companies.