It’s 2017 you guys. If you didn’t make a video of whatever you just did for the whole world to marvel at (ridicule), did you even do the thing? 2017 says no, so I bought an action cam for the red soon-to-be-racecar Miata. This post, however, is about mounting it.

The camera in question is an Akaso EK7000, which has pretty positive reviews on Amazon, so I picked up the cheapest new one I could find...$45 shipped. I also bought this guy:

Thats a 3d printed action cam mount made to screw in in the place of your sun visor. If you know Miatas, you know that losing your sun visors is generally a positive thing and this should be the perfect place to mount the camera. And it is! Except that this particular one is flawed.

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Turns out the hole for the bushing is just a little bit too big, so it wobbles. This is easily remedied with some glue, but that makes it not quite as versatile as I thought it would be...I was hoping to be able to turn the camera easily, but it’ll be basically fixed in place.

I think I need to add a ball joint elbow in the middle. That way I can fix both ends (camera and mount) securely and make my adjustments in the middle. They appear to be all over ebay for $10-20, so I think that’ll be the way to go.

All that said, I’m leaving tonight for Seattle, so I’ll do it when I get back next week.