Looking for a fun way project this coming Film Photography Day? Why not make a 360° camera hat!

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The Lomomatrix is a cool photography project that is oozing with analogue hits. Want to see its counterpart? Feast your eyes on this 360° camera hat.

We’re always up for a challenge when it comes to having great fun with our analogue cameras. And this nifty find is no exception. We spotted this cool photo project/set-up at Instructables and we can’t help but share it with you guys!

Instructables user mikeasaurus concocted a cool analogue contraption that lets you shoot amazing 360 degree photos. But we’re not done quite yet. Did we tell you already that you had to wear it on your head? That’s right, it’s a 360° camera hat!

Be on the go while shooting amazing 360° panoramas and see heads turn when you walk by.

Here are the things you’ll need:

  1. 6-8 analogue cameras
  2. plastic garbage bin (this will be used for the structure of the hat)
  3. cable ties (varying sizes)
  4. 2 AA batteries
  5. 1 AA battery holder
  6. heat-shrink tubing
  7. thin-gauge braided wire
  8. momentary switch
  9. 6-8 servo motors

Mikeasaurus says that the steps needed to make this cool photo gadget are easy to do, even the wiring and technical stuff.


  1. After gathering the materials, start working on the garbage bin. Cut it to a size that is appropriate for the size of the cameras you are going to use.
  2. Arrange the camera on the cut garbage bin. Fasten them using the cable ties. Be careful not to block the lens so your shots won’t go to waste.
  3. Prepare the servos needed for the shutter mechanism. Make sure that you solder each part properly so you get sequenced shots everytime.
  4. Mount the servos on the cameras with the cable ties. Secure them properly so they don’t interfere with the cables/wires.
  5. Wire the servos in parallel. This is where the tubing comes in. Secure the wiring in the tubing. Also, attach the battery holder in the setup.
  6. Set up the camera trigger. Use the momentary switch and connect it to the servos and battery pack.

Then you’re all set.

This quirky panorama hat really reminds us of the Lomomatrix. How about you? If you were going to build a camera hat, what Lomo cameras would you use?

All information and photos used in this article were sourced from Instructables.

written by cheeo on 2014-04-02 #gear #tutorials #panorama #tipster #camera-hat


  1. clownshoes
    clownshoes ·

    nice rig!

  2. gemmatus
    gemmatus ·

    this is awesome

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