Panohero-Mini-Maxi Product Family

Panohero-Mini-Maxi is a family of panoramic heads for GoPro Hero action cameras – built from a set of compatible parts. Heads are produced on demand by 3D-printing market places like Shapeways. Products are available as sets of connected parts. Individual parts can be acquired too – as replacement parts or for switching to another camera.

Panohero-H9B, Panohero-Mini-H8B and all models of Panohero-Maxi support a customary 7x12mm bubble level.

The least recent model is Panohero-H9B for GoPro Hero 9 Black. This combi generates equirectangular panoramas with a height of 8901 pixels and an overall size of 158 megapixels.

for GoPro Hero 9 Black

for GoPro Hero 5/6/7

Panohero-Mini-Maxi Product Family

See Sample Virtual Tours. Download Sample Shots.

Look at virtual tours shot with GoPro Hero 5 and Panohero-H5B –
a predecessor of Panohero-H9B. Download sample shots for your own stitching. 

Create perfect 360 panoramas

Capture high quality VR-images with an action camera and a small panoramic head
what it takes, how it works and what you get from it
(shown at the example of Panohero-Classic-H)

Presentation of Panohero-Mini-Maxi family:
Shipped parts, assembly, usage, products, shooting directions

American Review of Andrew Wagner

Panohero-Mini-H6B and Panohero-Maxi-H6B
Review of Le Journal Photo

Free Stitching Service

KeepEyeOnBall provides a free stitching service for images shot with Panohero. This service makes the creation of virtual tours for real estate especially easy. 100 virtual tours are automatically free for Panohero users. There is no limit for the number of panoramas per tour. Register, upload your shots, wait for the stitching to complete and link your panoramas to a tour as shown in this video. Learn more from the nice manual – it is sketch-based and text-free.

The above review of Andrew Wagner comprises a test of the free stitching service of KeepEyeOnBall.

User’s Manual for Panohero-Mini-Maxi

A two-page user’s manual of the product family is available in PDF format:

Technical data of Panohero-Mini-Maxi

Technical Data for the product family Panohero-Mini-Maxi are available in PDF format.

Want a steel nut?

You can easily replace the 3d printed hex nut with a steel nut if you want to. The user’s manual shows how. Get a 1/4″-20 UNC nut from BoltDepot, Fastenal, Teleskop Service, Westerfield Fasteners, Graingerfotoschraubenshop, astro-shop, augenblicke-eingefangen or others.

Tips zum Betrachten der Panorama-Tour mit einer VR-Brille

So können Sie unsere Panorama-Tour durch das Tessin mit einer Virtual-Reality-Brille betrachten:

  • Benutzen Sie ein Smartphone mit Gyro-Sensoren. Gyro-Sensoren messen Bewegungen des Smartphones und steuern die Blickrichtung im Panorama entsprechend.
  • Rechts unten im Panorama befinden sich einige Symbole. Klicken Sie auf das Brillen-Symbol, um in den VR-Modus zu wechseln. Es erscheint ein neues Bild mit einem gößeren Brillen-Symbol.
  • Klicken Sie auf den Kasten unter dem großen Brillen-Symbol um die von Ihnen verwendete VR-Brille auszuwählen oder klicken Sie auf die Brille um die Tour zu starten. Nach dem Start wird das Bild auf dem Display zweimal nebeneinander angezeigt.
  • Setzen Sie das Smartphone in die VR-Brille ein und setzen Sie die VR-Brille auf.
  • Bringen Sie beim Betrachten des Panoramas den blinkenden Punkt mit dem schwarzen Kreuz zur Deckung, um in das nächste Panorama zu wechseln.

Alle Panoramen dieser Tour wurden mit einer GoPro Hero3+ Black als Kamera und dem Panohero als Panoramakopf aufgenommen.

Wir von Herdima wünschen Ihnen viel Freude beim Eintauchen in unsere kleine Panorama-Tour durch das Tessin!


Tips for Watching the Panorama-Tour with a VR-Headset

You can watch our panorama tour through the Ticino with a virtual-reality-headset:

  • Use a smartphone with gyro sensors. Gyro sensors measure the motion of a smartphone and control the direction of view within the panorama accordingly.
  • In the panorama there are some symbols at the lower right. Click the headset symbol to switch to the VR-mode. A new image with a larger headset symbol appears.
  • Click the box under the large headset symbol to select the used VR-headset or click the headset to start the tour. The panorama image gets duplicated on the display once the tour has been started.
  • Insert the smartpohone into the VR-headset and look into the headset
  • To switch to the next panorama, move the black cross into the blinking point while watching the panorama.

All panoramas of this tour were shot with a GoPro Hero 3+ Black as camera and with our Panohero as panorama head.

We from Herdima wish that you have much pleasure while diving into our little tour through the southernmost part of Switzerland, the beautiful Ticino.