Article by Dave Burrows
One thing members having been thinking about for a
while now is how to get a mount that moves freely when you want it to, so you
can move the direction the Pocket PC is facing in easily.
Ted has taken this thought and expanded upon this
by creating his own mount and fixing it to his car dashboard.
Ted decided to get a simple camera swivel mount
(ball socket) which rather than being mounted on a tripod is screwed onto a
small bolt which is set into the vent grill and gives maximum
allowing you to dodge the sun when it's behind you and shining onto your Pocket
Ted drilled a hole in his dashboard to take a bolt
which would make it semi-permanent Ė but the bolt can just as easily be fed
through the vent with a washer to retain it.
Most of the vents simply pop-out of car
dashboards. (Ted also has a small cover for the bolt when the mount isnít fitted
which looks fine Ė and a grommet would fill the hole for selling the car)
The mounting plate was removed from
the Navman mount and this fits very snugly and securely to the camera mount via
the convenient hole that is left when it is cut off.
It does look really neat, it will not fall off, and is virtually infinitely
adjustable. The bits cost less than a tenner! It could be easily adapted for
fitting to any area of the car required providing you can drill a hole and
be able to position a bolt from behind it and pass it through.