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GoPro Hero3 mounting frame (Black Edition)

by Marfusio, published

GoPro Hero3 mounting frame (Black Edition) by Marfusio Apr 18, 2013

Description

Frame holder for the GoPro Hero3 Black Edition camera. Openings for USB and SD card, both mics (Placement different between Black and Silver Editions!), shutter release and WiFi button. Battery is also accessible without putting the camera out of the frame. Easy fix with a flexible catch.

NEW VERSION 2.3:
I had the issue that the catch has broken. Also the WiFi button was often pressed when putting the camera in or out. The new version 2.3 has a stronger catch and a small gap avoiding pressing the WiFi button. Have fun...

One more thing: I got the hint, the Silver Edition has a different placement of the mics. I have the Black Edition and don't know if the frame will fit properly to the White and Silver Editions. Perhaps someone can comment their experience or make remixes for these models. Sorry for that...

09.30.2013: STEP file now also available for remakers...

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About how long is the print time? My university has a Makerbot Replicator 2 but they charge $8/hour. I'm trying to gauge if it is worth it or not.

No, it prints fine without on my repllicator 2 with 0.2mm layers. Perhaps you have to cut away something but it's not worth printing it with supports ;-)
Be aware that the Hero3+ has different positions for the mics as far as I know... The rest should fit. Have fun...

Did you need support for what appears to be a 90 degree overhang when print gets to the top clip (on the camera front side)? I'm looking forward to printing this on my RepRap machine for use with my new 3+ Black edition. Thank you, Alan

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Instructions

Printed with Makerbot Replicator 2 medium settings. I just set the layer height to 0.25 mm to get 4 layers per mm. The remaining settings are all the printer standards.

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powerj05 on Apr 11, 2014 said:

About how long is the print time? My university has a Makerbot Replicator 2 but they charge $8/hour. I'm trying to gauge if it is worth it or not.

Alzibiff on Apr 9, 2014 said:

Did you need support for what appears to be a 90 degree overhang when print gets to the top clip (on the camera front side)? I'm looking forward to printing this on my RepRap machine for use with my new 3+ Black edition. Thank you, Alan

Marfusio on Apr 10, 2014 said:

No, it prints fine without on my repllicator 2 with 0.2mm layers. Perhaps you have to cut away something but it's not worth printing it with supports ;-)
Be aware that the Hero3+ has different positions for the mics as far as I know... The rest should fit. Have fun...

ebola5114 on Oct 29, 2013 said:

looks really nice, I will test it with the Hero3+

DotScott1 on Oct 28, 2013 said:

Perfect! Made mine and uploaded pics. Thanks!

tsaG on Sep 28, 2013 said:

Is it possible to get the .stp file so I can change the shape to fit to a silver version?

Marfusio on Sep 30, 2013 said:

Hi tsaG, I added a STEP file version. I'm working with ViaCad and don't know about the quality of the exportet STEP file. I checked it by reimporting and it seems fine... Let me know if it works with your software (and what software you are using). Thanks.

g00bd0g on Sep 27, 2013 said:

Nice! Goes well with my gopro mounts.

http://www.thingiverse.com/g00...

kwalus on Sep 26, 2013 said:

Thanks for this! this is great.

Blacklion83 on Jun 20, 2013 said:

Hi Marfusio,
i would print you nice housing,
but have some problems. My Hero 3 Silver have different locations of mics like your housing. (one on Top and one WiFi site centered.
do you have a different GoPro or is there a mistake in drawing ?
Greetings

Marfusio on Jun 24, 2013 said:

Oh, thank you for that hint. I have the Black Edition and I didn't thought, the Silver Edition is physically different to the Black Edition I own. Sorry for that. It would be difficult for me without having the Silver Edition to adapt the frame to this model. Perhaps you or someone else want to remix this version? I correct the model in the description.

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