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GoPro Scuba Mask Mount

by SpierceTech, published

GoPro Scuba Mask Mount by SpierceTech Aug 2, 2011

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This is a mount to attach a GoPro camera to a scuba diving mask. None of the included mounts worked well for this purpose so I created my own! Gotta love 3D Printing!

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Print one out, slide the head strap through the slot in the mount, attach your GoPro camera, then go diving!

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Sorry for the typos, hard to type on phone :)

HI,
Nice piece, just one problem, the middle prong is too thick and the go proe mounting shoe does not git properly, it can be solved by filing down the middle pong to make it narrower but it is a hell of a job, perhaps you can correct tis problem as you have the original files.
Thanks a lot
Charles

for some reason when i tried to print this about every 5-10 layers the whole print would slide to the right a little bit. any ideas on what happened?

The belt on one of the axes of your printer might be getting loose. It may skip a tooth every once in a while. Watch the belt closely or try moving the print head by hand (while not printing of course) to see if the belt skips. Tightening it will depend on the model.

Genius!! This is so awesome. Do you sell them? I would love to get one of these.

The mount works but since your mask strap is not super tight, the camera tends to flop around in the water a bit. I didn't care for the resulting video. Not a badly designed part, it's just that I didn't like having the camera on my mask strap.

This was very clever. I've been looking for a mount like this.... and to think i was going to do the mask mod and drill a hole... Thank you. You saved me

Where can I get one I've been looking for ever?!

Print one!

Got it and contemplating a modification. Might cut a slit on the side that rests against your cheek. Glue the fuzzy side of Velcro onto the bracket. Easy to slide onto strap and then cover whole with otherwise of Velcro. Mainly it's because I use a Compumask and don't want to leave it on all the time.

Thoughts?

Very interested in your mask mount, but I can't find an address to PM you. I use a compumask and have no desire to drill holes in it for a mount! How can I get a copy as I don't have th toys to print one out?

Thanks!

Shapeways will make you one for $40.00. Just upload the .stl file from this webpage.

That's what I did. :) ;)

Thanks!

Thanks for sharing your mask mount. I had one made, but, I'm wondering how to get the mask out of the shot. Did you have this problem? :-D

My mask shows up in the video too but I kind of like it because it adds to the first person view effect. My mask only takes up about 5-10% of the camera's field of view.

The geometry of the mount could be modified to move the camera forward or farther away from the scuba mask but this will alter the center of gravity or put more pressure on your cheek.

You could also use one of the extensions that come with the GoPro to raise it up.

Thanks, will play with it. :)

I want to send this to shapeways and make my own. What units do I specify for the .stl you have so graciously provided?

Hi Clint,

The units are in millimeteres. Have fun with it! :-D

Great idea, but I think you can improve the design by placing it above your mask in the center by threading the mask strap on both sides. I would imagine letting it hang on only one strap would cause it to wiggle around in currents and maybe cause mask leaks or discomfort.

Hi Thomas,

Thanks for the feedback! I didn't want to permanently modify my scuba mask so that's why I made it the way it is. It's actually pretty comfortable because I made the center of gravity quite low, to the point where the camera is almost at eye level. Because of this, there is a long, straight leg
that rests against your cheek, spreading out the side load of the camera across a 3" distance.

I made a very similar mount, but instead of using the three rings that the camera housing mates with, I used one of those slide-and-lock bases.

However I find that the camera's weight makes it pivot down and press on my temple/cheekbone quite uncomfortably. Your design is significantly longer vertically, so it might not be an issue. Do you have any comfort issues?

how can I buy one of those GoPro Scuba Mask Mount

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where can u buy this particular mount? not sure what/ where to find a 3d Printer
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Hi Anthony,

As far as I know, no one else makes one like it, which is why I designed and built one myself. Send me a message and I can print one out for you if you'd like.

How did you solve the problem, that the goPro creates unsharp pictures underwater? Did you change the lens protection on the case or did you use it as it was?

Elk, I just used the standard lens on the 1080P setting. The pictures I posted with this thing were taken by my wife using a SeaLife 10MP camera. It auto corrects color for the different depths and colors of water. The lake we were diving didn't have the best lighting and visibility conditions by any means but the camera did a pretty good job. The GoPro camera did a pretty good job at taking video as well. It's a little blurry around the edges but not bad. I'll post some videos on YouTube sometime and at a link to it here.

It's kind of cool watching the videos from a heads up view because you get the feeling like you're playing a first person shooter! :-D

I have a goPro myself and I was not happy with the latest underwater-shots i made therefore I thought you maybe found a sollution for this issue. After a bit of research I found out, that there are different modifications available to get a propper, sharp image underwater (it is a problem of the domed lens cover of the case... you can either replace it by a flat one or buy/build an external flat glas/cover for the case). I thought you might be interessed in it... here you find one of the possible solutions: http://www.eyeofmine.com/gopro/underwater/index.htmlhttp://www.eyeofmine.com/gopro...

I love the Action Shot. Very good. :)

Thanks Schmarty! My wife and I had a great time diving this weekend and she took some pretty good shots!

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