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Old 11-05-2011, 08:09 PM   #1 (permalink)
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GoPro Hero Mounting-The Tutorial

I recently purchased a GoPro Hero 2, review shortly, and found the existing mounts to be very lacking from a paintball perspective. I went out to the shop with the Dremel and found a simple, yet effective, solution that I'll go ahead and share with you.

Before You Build-This will most likely void the warranty of your goggle system and I have only used this on flat-top masks. I can't guarantee the same results with all goggles systems.

Step 1. The Goods.


GoPro Hero Tripod Adapter
Piece of Lexan
Very Short Tripod Screw(1/4-20. You can either cut down a machine screw or buy a designated tripod screw. I'm using one from Manfrotto.)
GoPro Camera

Step 2. The Dirty Work.

Drill a small hole large enough for the Tripod Screw to fit through. Use a 1/4 bit for the lexan, but if you are using a rubbery mask like the Spectra then use something smaller as the plastic will give a lot more.

Cut the Plexiglass to fit on top of the mask and align the holes. The Lexam is what offers support to the camera, so the more you have, the sturdier the camera would be, just make sure that you don't cover too many vent holes.


Step 3. Assembly.


Put the Lexan on the screw and insert it from below the frame.(You can use it on top, but this is more stable from what I have seen.

Screw the Tripod mount onto the Tripod Screw and fasten it down. Re-Assemble anything that you took apart to install this.


There you go! Sample video will be up shortly!

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I tried this on today: It seems to work awesome!
Props again man!
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Heh. Told you the Gopro mounts sucked. Nice job improvising.
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Heh. Told you the Gopro mounts sucked. Nice job improvising.
The mounts are great...better than I'd anticipated, they just don't work well for paintball application.
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Heh. Told you the Gopro mounts sucked. Nice job improvising.
Just that one in specific IMO. It isn't awful. It is what I am stuck with for now, but it isn't great. For what it is, I think it works fine though.
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Hah, nice JT Scotts.
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i saw festa's. he only used zip ties but he securely anchored the 3 prong safety buckle with them. it seemed to sit lower than your and my setup.

but i give credit where it's due, i've only managed to use chicken wire lol.
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ha yeah, love this mask
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i saw festa's. he only used zip ties but he securely anchored the 3 prong safety buckle with them. it seemed to sit lower than your and my setup.

but i give credit where it's due, i've only managed to use chicken wire lol.
I was going to use zip ties but I don't really trust my $320 camera to a 10 cent zip tie. Not saying it doesn't work...it's just, you know.
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