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I am in the begining process of making a dog helmet camera mount for my GoPro camera. I came across a toy helmet and decided to cut it apart and add a bit of foam to widen it to fit my dog, Murphy. In widening it, I also wanted to add an end cap for a camera mount base on the helmet. I have to compute the best location for balance on the helmet yet, but these flickr set photos show some of the different things I have done so far. It is a total experiment, as I have never attempted to make a helmet mold before. Not sure just yeat s to which process I will ultimately use, but I hope to make a working mold of this helmet and the attached camera mount base included in it. The base, which will be made of a pvc end cap, can then be drilled or tapped for a 1/4X20" set screw for mounting the camera. I still need to trim down the very back of the helmet so that it rides better on the neck and probably sits a bit lower for my dog to wear. I'll add a chin strap, too. Not for sure when I will start making a mold, but someone else may find this informative and it may give them some ideas in how to do such for themselves, should they want to get creative. I found the toy plastic helmet at a yard sale for $0.50 cents. I cut it in two and removed the stockpile of little bb's that were contained inside the helmet. I gues it was for fans to take to a ballgame and rattle in support of their team. I have to clean up the helmet before making a mold, but that will be easy enough to do. I may continue to play about with some other ideas before I actually get to the point of doing a mold of this helmet. It is fun to play about with, so we shall see if it works or not.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/a1930ford/sets/72157632844663253/

http://www.flickr.com/photos/a1930ford/sets/72157632844663253/
 

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