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Duct Taping a GoPro Onto Your Car Tires Results in a Trippy Hypnotic Video

By Hanssie on July 28th 2014

Though I love GoPros and their resulting adventurous videos, I never felt the need to own one of the versatile cameras. My mundane life of sitting at the computer screen and running errands to and fro never seemed to necessitate a camera to document those daily tasks. Yet, Ryan Fox, a student at the University of Wisconsin proves in his GoPro video, that the little camera can make everyday tasks look pretty cool.

Fox, who made the following short video for one of his classes, is a pizza lover (a fact he wanted me to tell the world), and he duct taped his GoPro to his car tire to record a trippy, wild ride. He tested it out first, of course, to see how the duct tape would hold up before taking it for speeds up to 45mph. The duct tape didn’t budge – and did you expect it to? Of course not, it’s duct tape!


The video is kind of mesmerizing and also a bit nausea-inducing, very reminiscent of the whirly ride at the fair or a vortex to a new dimension. I do not advise eating pizza before watching.

[Used with permission – Via Gizmodo/Sketch Three: Avant-Garde (R.P.M. 2) from Ryan Fox on Vimeo]

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Hanssie is a Southern California-based writer and sometimes portrait and wedding photographer. In her free time, she homeschools, works out, rescues dogs and works in marketing for SLR Lounge. She also blogs about her adventures and about fitness when she’s not sick of writing so much. Check out her work and her blog at Follow her on Instagram

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  1. Brad Harberts

    yikes. I almost tossed! I’m still spinning. Very creative, way to push the envelope of things to connect a go pro to!

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  2. Graham Curran

    I think that I would have used cable ties as well.

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  3. Brandon Dewey

    How can anyone watch almost 3min of that? After 5-10 sec my eyes start to hurt.

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  4. Austin Swenson

    This reminds me of the same trippy spinning, hypnotizing stuff they showed in Willy Wonka and the Chocolate factory…

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  5. Tom Bogan

    As Rod Sterling would say: ” You have now entered the Twilight Zone” .

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  6. Rafael Steffen

    The coolest visual effects are shown with the car moving slowly and not when driving at 45 mph.

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  7. Matt Owen

    And good job getting the camera centered on the wheel, I’ll bet that took a few tries.

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  8. Zeralda LaGrange

    Wow!! That was awesome!!

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  9. Ralph Hightower

    Warp speed Mr. Sulu!
    Aye aye Captain.

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  10. James Matthews

    Don’t watch at full-screen! :)

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    I ate a pizza oops

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  12. Matthew Gruber

    Interesting experiment. This is what I love about GoPros…they allow for some of the most untouchable camera angles that can really give some interesting perspective.

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  13. Pye

    Trippy effect, but that made me feel car sick within about 10 seconds. Didn’t think that was possible just staring at a computer screen.

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  14. Nick Viton

    I don’t think I’d have the confidence in my abilities to tape any camera to my wheels!
    Pretty trippy

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