Marin Davide designed, built, and assembled an analog camera with laser cut and 3D printed parts. The gadget is a real camera -- with lens, shutter, sonar autofocus, and touch control. It is all controlled by a microcontroller.
The design is modular. Magnets hold the main parts together, providing easy opening and easy camera assembly. Photos can be taken on photosensible paper and then developed at home.
To follow up on this camera, Marin is planning to build a paper tray that will allow users to load multiple sheets. Then, he plans work on a camera that can develop its photos inside the camera box. The result should be a real instant camera.
Be sure to check out the video to see the camera assembled and some of the earliest photos developed.
The camera has a lens, shutter, sonar autofocus, and touch control. It is all controlled by a microcontroller.
I agree. The assembly of the camera is quite impressive especially since the parts were made from a 3D printer. One feature that puzzles me is the touch panel. What functions does it allow the user of camera to perform? I'll read the writeup to see if that information is provided.
Cadman-LT, there's been a lot of press about that recently. Clearly, it has to do with specific materials and temperatures, but I'd guess it may also have to do with performing what are industrial operations by inexperienced people in limited, probably unventilated spaces.
I used a 3d printing and laser cutting making hub, so i can't give you the exact time needed, but based on earlier experience, 3d printed parts are small so i think 3-4 hours, and maybe the same for the laser cut.
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