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Gadget Freak Case #244: Analog Camera Built From 3D Printed & Laser Cut Parts

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78RPM   8/7/2013 1:23:46 PM
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Sure, it's retro, but lots of Gadget Freaks make stuff to learn as much as to make something practical. A hint when you develop your multi-sheet feeder: Multi-sheet feeders involve a feed and retard belt (sometimes a wheel instead of a belt). These are soft rubbery rollers. One feeds the sheet from the top while the other rolls backward to retard the lower sheet. You could probably get these from an existing inkjet printer.

I imagine it took some trial and error to get the autofocus adjusted. What motor type did you use and how did you sense and control lens position?

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Re: Does this one also take 15 hours to print out?
Ann R. Thryft   8/7/2013 12:22:38 PM
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madaeon, it takes 15 hours to print out all the parts for the 3D printed analog camera I wrote about in the link I gave. How many hours combined was it for your camera, either 3D printing and laser cutting or just 3D printing alone?



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Re: Utility?
Rob Spiegel   8/7/2013 11:50:38 AM
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Yes, it is a great teaching too, in photography as well as 3D printing and laser cutting. For a retro camera, the gadget is pretty advanced. Nice presentation! Are more gadgets coming

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madaeon   8/7/2013 11:09:47 AM
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Yes, my goal is to make an instant camera that uses just photo paper and dev solution, moving the development stage into the camera. I wanted to build an alternative to my polaroid and its own expensive film. This camera is a proof of concept to test some of the stages, and i published it because it can be very useful in teaching/ learning the basics of photography.

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Re: Not exactly pocket-sized
Rob Spiegel   8/7/2013 10:51:07 AM
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That makes a lot of sense, Madaeon. Part of the size, in this case, has to do with the size of the photo paper.

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armorris   8/7/2013 10:25:08 AM
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While I agree with other readers that this gadget is obsolete from a functional point of view, I have to give the author credit for the engineering talent that went into it.

Back in the early 70's, I developed my own B&W photos and developed my own color slides.

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Zippy   8/7/2013 8:23:27 AM
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Please don't take this as criticism of the design and execution effort (this is way beyond me), but isn't this an odd mix of new and obsolete technology?  The posted comments seem to be struggling with how you would use this (size, etc.) for real-world tasks - did the designer in fact have one in mind?  Next up - the wireless fax machine!   :)

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Elizabeth M   8/7/2013 7:50:41 AM
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It reminds me a bit of those old fashioned camera obscuras, or like a Hasselblad. As there are still enthusiasts for these type of cameras, this analog camera still has a place in the world as a cool invention.

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Re: Does this one also take 15 hours to print out?
madaeon   8/7/2013 2:18:52 AM
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If you mean the 3d Printing of the parts, they are quite small, so it should take just a few hours, i suggest laser cutting for the bigger parts

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madaeon   8/7/2013 2:15:15 AM
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It is a cube 12x12x12 cm. Size and shape are both a tribute to old hasselblad cameras, and a way to keep designing and prototype cost low...

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