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$50 film camera? Yes, please.

Mon May 13, 2013, 10:25 AM
I figured at least some of my watchers on here would find this interesting:

I'm working on a design for a $50 open-hardware film camera (and have been, intermittently, for about a year now). I'll probably wind up selling pre-built ones, but the goal is to make it simple enough that people can download the design, buy the parts, and build it themselves.

It'll probably use something akin to a rotary disc shutter, which is what old movie cameras have, because that's the simplest shutter design I know of.

The main issue will probably be finding the parts for the viewfinder.

If you're interested in this, feel free to discuss it in the comments or talk to me on Twitter.


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