Last updated on January 13th, 2018
Wanna make your summer photos even cooler like this one below?
Did you know that you can create your own DIY GoPro Dome for less than 150 Php [<3 USD]?
Things you need to make a DIY Dome [DIY GoPro Dome] using *Candy Dome*
- Candy Dome – usually sold at National Bookstore nationwide or party needs stores. Php 79.50 each.
- Balloons – sold anywhere. I bought these balloons in National Bookstore for Php 16.50 each. Make sure they are of good quality.
- Teflon Tape – also known as Thread Seal Tape. Sold at local hardware for Php 5.00 – 20.00 each.
- Baller Bands – sold at local shops for maybe Php 10 each piece.
- Scissors – obviously.
- Waterproof Casing of Action Camera – GoPro/SJCam/Supremo/Yi Cam, etc. I used Go Pro Hero 4 and Supremo 4k. This balloon dome fits with all.DIY Dome
Roll the Teflon tape [thread seal tape] 3 to 5 times along the edges of the lens part of your waterproof casing. Make sure it’s not too thin and not too thick. Ignore the excess tape on the photo please [LOL].
Using your scissors [or any cutting material], cut the upper-mid area of the balloon and the thick part where we blow air into it. DIY Dome
Insert the dome [as we call the clear part of the candy dome] into the larger hole we cut from the balloon earlier. Make sure that the smaller hole is at least in the center of the dome just like in the photo above. It should cover the dome’s open area.
Note: Stretch the balloon first for easier setup.
Place the baller band onto the edge of the dome. This will help hold the balloon in place and prevent the water from coming in.
Baller band provided was from Boracay Pub Crawl – check the article for partying in Boracay. DIY Dome
Insert the waterproof casing with the tape into the hole of your DIY Dome. The thread seal tape helps prevent water from leaking or getting inside your DIY dome.
Do a leak test on your DIY dome.
Dip the DIY dome into a tubful of water. Wait for around 10-30 seconds and if there are no bubbles after dipping it or there’s no water going inside your DIY dome, then it’s a success! Congratulations!
If bubbles are coming out and there’s water coming inside your dome, then just repeat the process until you get the desired result. You know, trial and error process.
Note: This DIY dome I created was already tested and luckily, there were no leaks after a minute! 🙂 Yay! However, I cannot provide a photo at the moment as there is not enough sunlight for a photo capture. Will provide photos after this weekend. 🙂
For just 150 Pesos, you made yourself a DIY Dome that is really good for this summer season!
Note again: I am not selling any DIY dome, but if there would be like requests for me to create and sell them, then why not? Maybe I could consider. 😉
I am also thinking of creating a guide using the Fake CCTV Dome [Php 149.00]. It’s has a larger diameter and I think it’s perfect for half underwater selfies and photos.
You may also check at Lazada.ph for Go Pro Dome using the search box below to check for prices. [It’s usually ranging from Php 1500 to Php 2000++].
Any questions? Ask below!
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