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GP Heron

99,00 €
Model: GP Heron v1


GP® HERON is the name of the GP Spheroid 22/23 atomizer to honour the Heron of Alexandria. 

Hero (or Heron) of Alexandria (c. AD 10–70) was an ancient Hellene mathematician and engineer who was active in his native city of Alexandria, Roman Egypt. He is considered the greatest experimenter of antiquity and his work is representative of the Hellenistic scientific tradition.

He's best known for what we call Hero's turbine - a steam-driven whirligig that worked a little like a modern jet engine. He did mechanics, astronomy, and math. It is almost certain that Heron taught at the Musaeum which included the famous Library of Alexandria, because most of his writings appear as lecture notes for courses in mathematics, mechanics, physics and pneumatics. Although the field was not formalised until the 20th century, it is thought that the work of Hero, his automated devices in particular, represents some of the first formal research into cybernetics.

You see, Hero invented feedback control devices. His self-filling wine bowl, for example, had a hidden float valve that automatically sensed the level of wine in a bowl. When guests ladled out wine, the bowl mysteriously refilled itself.

That's called a closed feedback loop. Egyptian inventors had been making gadgets like that for 300 years before Heron. They'd made feedback-controlled water-clocks and lamp-fillers.

By the time Heron lived, 2000 years ago, Rome had annexed Egypt, and intellectual freedom gave way to imperial authority. Heron was the end of an inventive age. Not 'til the 1600s was another feedback device invented. Feedback meant letting go of control -- letting a machine make its own decisions. Authoritarian minds don't like that. 

Heron had set up a do-loop for what we call an iterative solution. The same person who worked with feedback control loops now gives us a wonderful computer do-loop. In either case we start a process and then let it pass out of our hands.

Heron's story has a moral: we have no freedom without letting go of control.

Heron ... was the last breath of a Golden Age in North Africa. It'd be 1600 years before math, mechanics, and human affairs would catch up with that fragile inventive freedom we sell so easily for security -- that we sell to satisfy our need to stay in control.


Hero of Alexandria - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

No. 1038: Hero of Alexandria

Heron of Alexandria - Ancient Machines

Vapourart uses the symbol of aeolipile as our trademark insignia from the beginning, because we are great admirers of this unique Hellene scientist.


GP® Spheroid 22/23 mm project began in Athens. This is based on the Spheroid principle developed back in 2011 and it is not a tank atomiser, although it can work as such experimentally.



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The pictures above show the GP® Heron v1 attached to a GP® PAPS LUX mod.


The new trend in the vaping community is using cotton with micro coils instead of silica and although the units had already been produced, we postponed the release till we apply on Heron, a last moment's crazy idea, which is a little extra for the cotton lovers - a topper that works as a reducer and cotton feeder at the same time. The fluff has to be used in the chamber as well.

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The serial number and our logotype are etched inside the base, under the GPin, while our insignia, the aeolipile is milled onto the main body.

The GP® Heron v1 comes in 2 tone finish handmade by our experienced polishers.

Its length from the bottom to the top of the connector is 46 mm and from the contact with the battery compartment to the top 41 mm.

Its weight without drip tip and topper is 68 gr, its weight without drip tip is 73 gr, and its overall weight is 83 gr.

Capacity is around 3,3 ml.

The post screws are M2 x 3 mm length SS Philips screws. The positive post has M2 threading and the negative one has M3 threading.

MAY 2014

The GP® Heron v1.5 has 3 changes:

1. Slot for the AFC instead of holes for cloud chasers who make SRL (super low resistance) coils, a request mostly from the American vapers.

2. Double o-rings in the drip tip for a more constant placement during use.

3. GPin's base from EU certified 316 SS to delay the resulted oxidisation inside the base from luck of cleaning. We recommend in any case to clean the interior of the base frequently as it must be done with all your vaping gear. 

The GP PAPS® X converter (M20x1mm to M21x1mm ring), is used for GP® Heron to connect with GP PAPS® X via its proprietary M201 connection, giving a hybrid look and and it can be purchased here.

GP PAPS® v1, v2, v2.1, v2.5 mods and many mods with M20x1 calibrated threads can accomodate GP® Heron directly onto the tube without a need for a 510 connection. GP® Heron is made from EU certified 316 SS. A special designed drip tip is included.

JUNE 2014

Three new spare parts have been added for the GP® Heron:


  • GP® Heron 510 adapter has been made under request, for GP® Heron v1 and v1.5 and converts the proprietary 201 connection to 510 connection without adding much length to the device. It is suitable for regulated mods and box mods who have a 510 connection. It is available here.
  • The GP PAPS® X AFC Ring from Aluminium Bronze (CuAl8 is a copper alloy), it works as an adjustable air flow control (AFC). Gives a better visual intergration of the GP PAPS® X Lux and Ti Edition with GP® Heron, especially when it is combined with the GP PAPS® LUX Converter Ring. It comes in hand polished finish made by our experienced polishers. It is avaialble here.
  • The aluminium bronze X Converter, available here, gives a better visual intergration of the GP PAPS® X Lux and Ti Edition with GP® Heron, especially when it is combined with the GP Heron Lux AFC Ring.

Here is a extremely detailed photographic review for the GP® Heron v1.5, by Karabas (Vladislav Krizhanovskiy) from 


The GP® Heron v2 will be released on Vapourday December 4, 2015.

  • The new Heron v2 is shorter than the previous version by 3 mm (38,6 mm in hybrid - 43 mm in 510).
  • It holds much more liquid due to internal redesign (5ml vs 3.2 ml).
  • It has a smaller chamber for better flavour and stronger throat hit. 
  • 2 ways of setup (spheroid / tank)  and quicker refill with any bottle.
  • The v2 is lighter than before (54 gr vs 83 gr).
  • It uses the Spheroid v4 posts for 510 or GPin connection.
  • Even wider air flow (3 mm in front of the posts vs 1.5 mm between the posts) for lung inhale.
  • Even easier setup with side coil placement for easier builds.
  • New topper design.
  • Wider AFC (6x1 mm vs 4x1 mm)
  • GP® Shorty drip tip made from PTFE (food grade teflon comes always in pure white colour).





















Below is a GP® Piccoloid 14500 side by side with a GP® HnP (Heron and Paps) 18650 mod for size comparison.


GP Piccoloid & GP Heroid-Papsoid


There is an option for Ultem tank instead of SS as well. 

You can register your GP® Heron serial number here 

Upon submission you can see the update list here

We give advance notifications via our news section of VapourArt®VaporWall, ECFUKVapersVapePitAussieVapersFacebook 

and Twitter for the upcoming batches of every product. 

The link below has many pictorials with different builds for GP® Heron v1 & v1.5 which has been designed to be used with filler material (fluff). Any other kind of build without filler material (fluff) has to be considered experimental, except for GP Heron v2 which can be used as a tank system as well.

GP® Series by VapourArt® - Advance Notifications, Tips & Tricks & Updates Thread

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