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Ann R. Thryft
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Re: Your own old fashioned camera
Ann R. Thryft   7/24/2013 8:05:35 PM
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I've certainly been finding that out--about not needing to be an engineer to be innovative. I've seen that play out in robotics, as well. I think at least one service robot I wrote about was designed by a design student, not an engineer. Stay tuned for something else 3D printed by a non-engineer designer, although he had help from an engineer.

Charles Murray
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Charles Murray   7/24/2013 8:00:21 PM
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Yes, Ann, design students are doing some amazing things. I've visited Illinois Institute of Technology's design school on several occasions, and I'm always amazed by what I see. You don't need to be an engineer to innovate.

Ann R. Thryft
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Re: Your own old fashioned camera
Ann R. Thryft   7/24/2013 7:53:33 PM
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Chuck, I think that was one of the ideas. But it's also to demonstrate the whole DIY feel of low-end 3D printing and the shareware aspect, as Nancy said. One of the things that interested me was the fact that this guy is not an engineer but a design student, or by now, a graduate.

Charles Murray
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Charles Murray   7/24/2013 7:44:17 PM
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Am I wrong, Ann, or was the idea to demonstrate the capabilities of 3D printing?

Ann R. Thryft
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Re: Your own old fashioned camera
Ann R. Thryft   7/24/2013 11:44:58 AM
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Thanks, Nancy, glad you got the spirit of the project: it's a shareware sort of thing, as well as a proof of concept. Much like the customized personal electronics technology in the story we did here http://www.designnews.com/document.asp?doc_id=255795 this one is about the ability to customize a tool or device for your own purposes. I'm not a camera fanatic, so I wouldn't use it myself, not would I pay 50 Euros for a complete one the designer built. But it's inspiring to think about what else I could make and customize for my own uses.

Niel
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Hummm, ok.
Niel   7/24/2013 10:41:30 AM
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I can see the attraction of playing with film, but why not use cheaply available old Canon lenses? Lots out there AND because Canon keeps changing their mount, making the older glass worthless, cheaper to build and equip. That Nikon Nikkor-S  is still a sought after lens today, $600 price tags are not unknown!

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Cool, but uncool
Dave Haynie   7/24/2013 10:35:48 AM
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Ok... it's very cool that you can do this. It's an interesting experiment. But make more of these for 50 euros? What's the market?


Anyone still into chemical (a much better word than "analog") photography can choose between many, many fantastic film cameras on eBay, and probably many other venues. I ran into a complete Pentax electronic SLR system at a yard sale for $15 a few weeks ago... kind of a shame no one wanted it. I just saw a Canon EOS Elan 7 on eBay for under 50 euros.

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EricMJones   7/24/2013 10:00:36 AM
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I'm with Battar on this. I don't see the point and hardly think publishing this is worthwhile. Sorry. At the very least, if the camera had some utility or features that marked it as an interesting and clever creation, I might say "good job!" But it's hardly more than a box.

Battar
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Battar   7/24/2013 9:21:04 AM
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So here we have someone suggesting using the latest 3D printing technology to create a 3rd rate example of a technological product which was obsolete a decade ago.

This redefines the phrase "an exercise in futility".

Nancy Golden
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Re: Your own old fashioned camera
Nancy Golden   7/23/2013 5:48:50 PM
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It is a nice accomplishment done in the spirit of shareware which is good to see...I particularly like his modular approach which I think simplifies the process for anyone wanting to build one. 

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