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[GUIDE] Windshield mount for CDMA Hero (lots of pics)

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19th March 2010, 09:51 PM   |  #21  
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great idea
ordered them up look twoards the completion of my project
thanks for the idea
19th March 2010, 10:28 PM   |  #22  
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Hrm, this is almost great but I'd have to take it out of the otterbox every time I got in the car and put it back in when ever I get out
19th March 2010, 10:31 PM   |  #23  
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Originally Posted by akijikan

Hrm, this is almost great but I'd have to take it out of the otterbox every time I got in the car and put it back in when ever I get out

There are belt clip holsters for the Otter Box too. You could do the same thing.

Edit: Wait, maybe I'm wrong... There's one for the seidio case, but maybe not the otter box.
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19th March 2010, 10:36 PM   |  #24  
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Hrm, this is almost great but I'd have to take it out of the otterbox every time I got in the car and put it back in when ever I get out

I had an idea of getting one that slides in. Instead of the ball you push in. That you can get a belt clip that slides in, and a suction cup that slides in also.
26th March 2010, 01:33 AM   |  #25  
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Just built one of these. Works great! No more awful, bulky, clamp-on windshield mount.
26th March 2010, 02:24 PM   |  #26  
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Really cool stuff, gotta make one. Thanks for the inspiration and info.!

29th March 2010, 07:20 PM   |  #27  
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Got the belt clip in the mail today, fits great! just need the GPS mount and ill have pics 5 min. later


Stage 1 complete. Still haven't received the GPS mount
Here's a pic of the progress. I just used a nail file and got good results. Took like 10 minutes after getting a good piece of the plastic off with wire cutters.

So far, so good
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20th April 2010, 05:32 PM   |  #28  
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Finished product which only took 20 minutes start to finish. Not shown is the band aid I needed on my left thumb for cutting myself!

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27th April 2010, 11:54 PM   |  #29  
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Originally Posted by poor_red_neck

Well..... I think driving is one of those things where you need to focus on REALITY not an augmented reality.

I'm using a air vent mount for my hero, as my car's windshield is too deep (Volvo S80)

http://www.walmart.com/ip/Arkon-SM32...Mount/13045680



Works fantasticly, and what I love is that it rotates 90 degrees so when using google maps/nav I can have it widescreen.

The version i purchased in the store looks a bit different, but it is very adjustable so that the USB power cord can still be plugged in, and its the first universal mount I've ever used that holds the phone securely that doesn't mess with the volume buttons.

I use something like that, except it has a window mount. but i don't like it b/c it rattles. (the side arms that hold the phone). I'm going to try this custom mount today. Got all the parts as of yesterday.
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OK, took 30 mins last night and finished this project! Like user bubi73, I inverted the back clip so that the camera can see through the mount. (different than the OP's pic).

some lessons learned:
1. I accidentally put the epoxy on the 'bridge' area that goes right below the hole. that area is over a whole and won't stick on anything. oops. I had to put black electrical tape there on the inside to make sure that the sticky epoxy stuff won't be an issue. I hope it dries up fully soon.
2. I think instead of epoxy, crazy glue can work. epoxy seems unnecessarily messy, even through it's really strong. I might try another one to test.
3. When drilling to take off the belt clip of the holster, it's a good idea to drill and lean the bit to the sides to weaken that center and allow for easy removal. Don't drill down into the holster.

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