For the first time in my life I wanted to mount a camera on my board, but instead of making something dedicated for the one I have, I designed something modular which is a neat solution for all kinds of stuff.
I just love modularity.
I wanted to solve the opening/closing of the same 4 bolts for different stuff that you want to mount. Now putting new things on your board is trivial, and secured.
So, what are we talking about?
One piece that is mounted on your board, with the standard truck bolts pattern. This one has an inclined surfaces, it the shape of pyramid (with 1 centered locknut).
The second one is mounted on top. All is required is one 1/4" bolt , to secure it in place. Because of the inclined surfaces, the connection is sturdy, prestressed and centered. Very neat.
To unmount, just open the same bolt, as simple as that.
From the stress/contact surface pov it’s really neat what goes inside there, I will do a post about it in a week. For now know that this works, and nicely.
Now, for the best part, just design something for your purposes and secure it with the same bolt, as simple as that.
I’m adding some pictures, and will put it on thingiverse in the next couple of days.
But for now, just collected opinions and remarks, so what do you think?