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DIY Sunday – Floating Back for your GoPro Camera

Written by 21 July 2013 10 Comments

Last year my GoPro camera went on a little tour to go on an discover the depths of the Atlantic ocean and was never again to be seen. In other words: I lost it. It happened during a minor surf accident when my camera fell in the water and disappeared within seconds. It wasn’t even a week old. To expand the lifetime of my new GoPro camera, I decided to build my own floating back. And you can sigh with relief, it will only cost a couple of Euros.

All you need is:

  • a piece of foamed plastic (maybe from your old swimming board)
  • double-sided tape
  • a knife or a saw

trav01 GoPro floating back camera DIY Sunday   Floating Back for your GoPro Camera

And here is how you make it

1. cut a piece of doubled-sided tape and stick it to the back of your GoPro housing…

trav cut tape DIY Sunday   Floating Back for your GoPro Camera

2. … like on the picture below. Then press it very hard against the housing, until you feel like it properly sticks.

trav GoPro Tape DIY Sunday   Floating Back for your GoPro Camera

3. Next cut a piece out of the foamed plastic.

trav GoPro saw DIY Sunday   Floating Back for your GoPro Camera

4. And see if it fits.

trav GoPro DIY Sunday   Floating Back for your GoPro Camera

5. Then take off the the other side of the double sided tape and press it very hard against the housing.

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6. Make a floating test. And voillllaaaa. Here’s your new GoPro lifetime expander.

trav GoPro Floating Back foam DIY Sunday   Floating Back for your GoPro Camera

Being a travelette I decided to go for the pink version after all. Also because a blue back in a blue ocean might not be the best option.

trav GoPro back selfmade DIY Sunday   Floating Back for your GoPro Camera


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  • Kelsey @ TheBlondeDiary.com said:

    Genius! I have to do this, I’m always too scared to take my GoPro into the sea with me.. This is fab!!!! X

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