If you’ve ever owned a GoPro and you’ve recently got yourself the new DJI Osmo Pocket then you’ll also likely be looking for ways to mount it and hold it to capture those great moments from a variety of angles. While one of the downfalls of the Osmo Pocket is its lack of a tripod mount thread or any other mounting arrangement, there is still a way to use it with your favorite GoPro mounts. With a 3D printer, you can easily print your own bracket to interface with all of your existing GoPro mounts.
If you don’t have a 3D printer or you don’t feel like making your own bracket, you can buy a similar bracket on Amazon – buy here.
What You’ll Need To Make A Osmo Pocket GoPro Mount
- 3D Printer & Filament (ABS or PLA for strength)
- Soft Foam, Felt or Material To Line The Adapter
- Craft Knife
- Your GoPro Mount & Screw
How To Make An Osmo Pocket GoPro Mount Adapter
The bottom section of the Osmo Pocket is free from buttons or ports and so it makes the perfect area to for a band to wrap around and hold the Osmo Pocket, you just need a band and two flat pegs to interface with the GoPro mount.
I started out by finding some foam to line the inside of the 3D printed bracket with so that the Osmo Pocket doesn’t get scratched or damaged when “clamped” into the bracket. The foam I found was a few millimeters thick and easily compressible so I only needed to add around 1mm of clearance between the bracket and the Osmo Pocket to fill with the foam strips.
I then measured up the bottom width and thickness of the Osmo Pocket and put this into the CAD model to shape the bottom bracket and the GoPro mount interface.
This is what I came up with:
You can download the 3D print model here.
I 3D printed the bracket in solid PLA with no infill.
Once the bracket was printed, I filed the rough edges, cleaned up the holes and trial fitted it to the GoPro mount. Once I was happy with the fit, I could line the inside of the bracket with foam strips.
The height of the bracket is 15mm, so I cut strips of 15mm from the foam section I had. I trial fitted them and trimmed them to the correct length and then used superglue to stick them to the inside of the bracket. I used the back edge of the craft knife to press the foam snugly into the corners.
Once the glue has dried, the GoPro adapter is ready to be used.
Slide the bracket onto the bottom of your Osmo Pocket, squeeze the two flat edges into the GoPro mount to clamp the Osmo Pocket and attach it with the screw. You should now be able to connect your Osmo Pocket to any of your GoPro accessories and mounts.
Have you tried a bracket like this or something similar? Let us know in the comments section below. We’d love to hear your tips, tricks and ideas.