The GoPro frames described below are designed to accomodate the Hero 3+ camera so that it can be fixed onto a standard mount such as those used to fix a GoPro camera case to a tripod. (I have also tried them with a GoPro Hero 4 and found no problems with fit).

I have made two sizes - one to fit a standard GoPro camera and a second for a GoPro camera fitted with a Battery Bacpac. There are also two styles - with "ears" and without. The "ears" style  has two side pieces designed to protect the lens should the camera get knocked over accidently. 

Each frame consists of two pieces, the close fitting main frame body and a separate securing piece which goes over the front of the camera to stop it falling out. Fitting the frame together is quite simple and as a picture is worth a thousand words, take a look at the photographs below for "instructions"!

The photographs above show the bacpac size frame without "ears". Below, you can see the standard size frame with "ears".


Repose Man was designed by brieuc and published on Thingiverse on 22nd February 2014. He is seen here supporting an iPhone 5 in a rubber case but as you can see, he is strong enough - and large enough - to look after other flavours of Smartphone (and iPods too come to that).

The purpose of Repose Man is simply to act as a stylish and unusual desktop / tabletop support for a smartphone - it looks far more stylish when supported by Repose Man than simply lying flat!

The idea behind this thing is simple. It has been designed to allow an iPhone 5, with case, (total thickness up to 12mm),  to sit on a desk or any flat surface in either the portrait or landscape orientation at a high enough level to enable the lightning charging cable to stay attached without bending it at a sharp angle and to enable hands free Facetime chat, or simply to play movies.

I have  added a short line of text to one side of the white stand shown in the photo below to give it a personalised feel!

The GoPro Spike is a mount for a GoPro Hero camera which enables video or still photographs to be taken at ground level.

I have used it to take video of  birds feeding on the lawn, controlling the camera via the wireless remote but I am sure that there are many other situations in which this unusual mount can be used. (I say "unusual" simply because I have not seen anything like it anywhere else - most GoPro mounts are designed to fix the camera onto things which move!).

The alternative would be to use a GoPro tripod mount and small tripod but that of course will not enable you to get the camera as low as possible. Simply placing the camera on the ground itself is not always practical - or safe!

Included with the spike, which carries a standard domed nut, is a GoPro thumbscrew as shown in the photographs.

Instructions for use

Fix your GoPro Hero camera to the standard connector at the top of the spike using the included thumbscrew - as with all GoPro mounts, do NOT overtighten as this is likely to cause damage - fix securely enough to lock the camera into position.

Push the spike and camera into the ground. Don't force it and remember that it is not intended to go into concrete - you may need to moisten the ground in advance to make it soft enough to accommodate the spike.


No more fumbling around searching for a £1 coin when you go shopping.... unless you have forgotten your house or car keys that is!

For use in UK supermarket trollies which take either a charity token or £1 coin, this trolley key is designed to fit on a keyring. However, the subtle difference between this thing and other forms of trolley key is that once the trolley has been released from the chain of others in the trolley park, this key can be removed - and your keys put back into your pocket. 

That is, whilst on your keyring it unlocks the trolley, you remove it completely and put it away. It doesn't leave your hand at all, it doesn't stay in the trolley.

If you want one of these and get in touch to order one or two, I insist that you still act responsibly though and return your trolley to the appropriate place once you have unloaded your shopping although if you are using this trolley key, there will be no £1 coin to retrieve.

Instructions: Push into trolley coin slot, release the chain and then rotate to the left or right as you pull it out - simples!  

(This product sounds remarkably similar - apart from the price - to the one described on the 'Gransnet' forum HERE)

Note: House keys and keyring NOT included.


This key is not guaranteed to work with every trolley in every UK supermarket.

This stand will hold an iPad2, iPad air or other tablet with or without a case (up to approximately 8mm thick), in the vertical or horizontal position at either ~38 or ~68 degrees from the horizontal.

Printed using PLA plastic filament, the main colour in the photographs is 'mellow yellow', the secondary colour is 'space marine blue').


iPad stand

Tablet stand portrait

Tablet stand 67 degrees

 I have used a depressed text printing technique to add the text 'iPad' to one side of the stand below which was printed in natural ABS plastic.