Go Back  North American Motoring > MINIs in General > MINI Camera and Video
CravenSpeed Product Thread: The Stubby Camera Mount >

CravenSpeed Product Thread: The Stubby Camera Mount

MINI Camera and Video Interested in capturing your motoring experience? Discuss here your favorite video and photography skills using your MINI.

CravenSpeed Product Thread: The Stubby Camera Mount

  #1  
Old 10-26-2018, 01:10 PM
CravenSpeed's Avatar
CravenSpeed
CravenSpeed is offline
Vendor
Thread Starter
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: Portland, OR
Posts: 758
Liked 16 Times in 13 Posts
CravenSpeed Product Thread: The Stubby Camera Mount

Hey Guys, just wanted to share a product on the forum that you might not have heard about. Many of you have heard of our Stubby antenna, but we also make a Stubby that doubles as a GoPro/Action Camera mount. Here's a word from our lead designer Steve:



We’re always looking to figure out ways to stick cameras onto our cars. We had an idea that by using the antenna base, we could provide a sturdy and secure location for an action camera that would provide an interesting point of view.

Using parts we already stock for other products in our lineup is always a good thing. We have these ball-pivot camera mounts that we’ve been using for our Passenger Camera Mount, and since we already make Stubby antennas for practically every car on the road, it was sort of a no-brainer to come up with something that would merge the two together. Think of the old peanut butter cup commercials when two people would turn the same corner, bump into each other and BAM! Something awesome is created!



Taking measurements, making a few prototypes, and running some road tests helped us develop an optimal shape that would be adjustable, aesthetically pleasing, and minimize vibrations. A cool side effect is that it still functions as an antenna! The lower half of the mount is machined and anodized locally. It was designed to flow into the upper which is an off-the-shelf camera ball-pivot mount. The finishing touch is a standard ¼-20 tripod mount that should function with pretty much every action camera currently on the market, so it’s extremely versatile.



Installing the mount is incredibly easy! Simply unscrew your antenna, spin the Action Cam Antenna Mount on in its place, and make some simple adjustments to aim your camera in the desired direction. No worries about failing suction cups or double-sided tape as your externally mounted cam is now essentially bolted on. It offers some pretty exciting footage too!







These mounts fit all MINIs that have a "screw-on" type antenna. If you have any questions, feel free to ask them here!

Check them out at cravenspeed.com
 
  #2  
Old 10-26-2018, 05:56 PM
vetsvette's Avatar
vetsvette
vetsvette is offline
Moderator
iTrader: (5)
Join Date: Oct 2013
Location: South Central Virginia
Posts: 3,715
Liked 344 Times in 273 Posts
Very nice! Excellent idea.
 
  #3  
Old 10-27-2018, 08:19 AM
njaremka's Avatar
njaremka
njaremka is offline
6th Gear
Join Date: Jul 2016
Location: Connecticut
Posts: 1,319
Liked 134 Times in 121 Posts
I have this thing, and it’s a solid product!
 
  #4  
Old 10-29-2018, 09:24 AM
CravenSpeed's Avatar
CravenSpeed
CravenSpeed is offline
Vendor
Thread Starter
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: Portland, OR
Posts: 758
Liked 16 Times in 13 Posts
Thanks! If you have any questions or ideas for how it could be improved, we'd love to hear from you.
 
  #5  
Old 10-29-2018, 11:48 AM
H_C's Avatar
H_C
H_C is offline
3rd Gear
Join Date: Dec 2016
Location: SoCal
Posts: 265
Liked 30 Times in 29 Posts
Looks like a great addon.
Does it affect the radio reception? More specifically, AM stations.
 
  #6  
Old 10-29-2018, 12:17 PM
CravenSpeed's Avatar
CravenSpeed
CravenSpeed is offline
Vendor
Thread Starter
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: Portland, OR
Posts: 758
Liked 16 Times in 13 Posts
It was not really designed with the idea of being permanent. You should still get all of your stations when it is installed though. If you are looking to shorten up the antenna all the time, this will look better:

https://www.cravenspeed.com/the-stub...enna-for-mini/
 
  #7  
Old 10-29-2018, 12:25 PM
H_C's Avatar
H_C
H_C is offline
3rd Gear
Join Date: Dec 2016
Location: SoCal
Posts: 265
Liked 30 Times in 29 Posts
Originally Posted by CravenSpeed View Post
It was not really designed with the idea of being permanent. You should still get all of your stations when it is installed though. If you are looking to shorten up the antenna all the time, this will look better:

https://www.cravenspeed.com/the-stub...enna-for-mini/
Good to know.
Presently, not looking for an antenna upgrade, but thanks anyways.
 
The following users liked this post: H_C
CravenSpeed (10-29-2018)
  #8  
Old 10-29-2018, 12:42 PM
njaremka's Avatar
njaremka
njaremka is offline
6th Gear
Join Date: Jul 2016
Location: Connecticut
Posts: 1,319
Liked 134 Times in 121 Posts
Originally Posted by CravenSpeed View Post
It was not really designed with the idea of being permanent. You should still get all of your stations when it is installed though. If you are looking to shorten up the antenna all the time, this will look better:

https://www.cravenspeed.com/the-stub...enna-for-mini/
^ this

If radio reception is important to you, swap the camera mount when you get to your event, then change it back out when you leave.
 
The following users liked this post: njaremka
CravenSpeed (10-29-2018)
  #9  
Old 10-29-2018, 12:45 PM
I_Forge_KC's Avatar
I_Forge_KC
I_Forge_KC is offline
1st Gear
Join Date: Sep 2018
Location: East TN
Posts: 46
Liked 5 Times in 3 Posts
Is that Inventor?
 
  #10  
Old 10-29-2018, 12:48 PM
CravenSpeed's Avatar
CravenSpeed
CravenSpeed is offline
Vendor
Thread Starter
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: Portland, OR
Posts: 758
Liked 16 Times in 13 Posts
Originally Posted by I_Forge_KC View Post
Is that Inventor?
Sure is. We've been using inventor for over a decade, we love it.
 
  #11  
Old 10-29-2018, 12:54 PM
I_Forge_KC's Avatar
I_Forge_KC
I_Forge_KC is offline
1st Gear
Join Date: Sep 2018
Location: East TN
Posts: 46
Liked 5 Times in 3 Posts
Originally Posted by CravenSpeed View Post
Sure is. We've been using inventor for over a decade, we love it.
As well you should, with it being largely developed in your backyard

Based solely on that info, I'm going to buy a bunch of your wares, haha.
 
The following users liked this post: I_Forge_KC
CravenSpeed (10-29-2018)
  #12  
Old 10-30-2018, 06:25 AM
njaremka's Avatar
njaremka
njaremka is offline
6th Gear
Join Date: Jul 2016
Location: Connecticut
Posts: 1,319
Liked 134 Times in 121 Posts
Since we are talking about camera mounts...

I am currently rocking one of your Platapus tow hook plate mounts. Will your tow hook GoPro mount bolt to the front of the plate mount? (are the tow shafts the same?)

https://www.cravenspeed.com/gopro-ca...ount-for-mini/

https://www.cravenspeed.com/the-plat...ount-for-mini/
 
  #13  
Old 10-30-2018, 09:37 AM
CravenSpeed's Avatar
CravenSpeed
CravenSpeed is offline
Vendor
Thread Starter
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: Portland, OR
Posts: 758
Liked 16 Times in 13 Posts
Originally Posted by njaremka View Post
Since we are talking about camera mounts...

I am currently rocking one of your Platapus tow hook plate mounts. Will your tow hook GoPro mount bolt to the front of the plate mount? (are the tow shafts the same?)

https://www.cravenspeed.com/gopro-ca...ount-for-mini/

https://www.cravenspeed.com/the-plat...ount-for-mini/
Good question! The stud design is the same, tapped with M10 thread at the end, but it is possible that the stud that came with your Platypus is not long enough to provide clearance for the GoPro mount. We like to fit the plate very tight to the bumper (it looks good that way and clears sensors). If you are not using a battery pack on the back of your GoPro it could work out. Just try mocking it up and send us an email [email protected] and we can put together a cart with just the pieces you need.
 
Related Topics
Thread
Thread Starter
Forum
Replies
Last Post
cactusjk
MINI Parts for Sale
4
09-16-2017 08:41 AM
Black Sharpie
MINI Parts for Sale
2
04-01-2013 07:55 AM
68WMiniS
MINI Parts for Sale
13
03-26-2013 05:37 PM
spiney
R59 :: Roadster Talk (2012+)
8
04-23-2012 07:39 AM
Ex-Pat Brit
Navigation & Audio
13
07-19-2007 07:09 PM


Thread Tools
Search this Thread
Quick Reply: CravenSpeed Product Thread: The Stubby Camera Mount


Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service

© 2019 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands

We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.