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Houston, We Have Photographs

As promised, and a little late I know, my apologies…  Some pinhole photographs from Proto 2! (Ticker tape, klaxon horns, ‘splosions!!!)  These were shot on Fomapan 120 ISO 400.  I developed them at home and photographed them using my smartphone, ran them through Photoshop and inverted the image, BOOM.  I’m sure they could be clearer but I did the best with whats I gats.

Dome From Rave

The 02 Arena from the 9th floor


The 02 Arena from ground level

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Out And About With Proto 2

The second prototype functioned much better after the minute changes made from Proto 1.  The shots came out much better too as I gave a lot more exposure time and used 400 ISO film instead of 100.2015-01-21 12.40.50 The 3D printed tripod mount really improved stability and allowed me to angle the camera.  And I promise, once I get a half decent method of processing the negatives I will upload the photos for all to see.  Stay tuned!

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Previously, On Breaking Bad…

Yesterday I decided to take the bull by the horns and buy a home development kit for black and white film.  My Pinhole Moments project has developed into a hobby as well as a final year university project.

2015-01-19 15.50.56After researching developing black and white film at home I spoke with a few professionals and hobbyists, as well as YouTubing the heck out of it.  I thought, “yeah, I can do that” and went down to Silver Print in Elephant and Castle to look at the kits and chemicals.  They were very helpful and really friendly, I can’t recommend them enough!  I ended up buying the kit and chemicals and even developed my own 120 B&W film that very evening. (Results coming soon)

There is something beautiful and exciting about developing your own photos.  I did feel a bit like Jesse Pinkman mixing up the chemicals but that’s all part of the fun.

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3D Print Your Knob

That got your attention!  No, I’m talking about the knob on my pinhole camera.

2015-01-15 13.47.57I designed and 3D printed the spool adapter and winder for my Pinhole Moments camera.  The spool is a standard spool that you get with any 120 film.  I designed the winder so there is a force fit that is strong enough to lock into position but easy enough to remove without Hulk-smashing the cardboard pinhole camera upon removal.

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Fast Prototyping, Fast materials, Fast Learning

I used temporary methods that were adequate for the prototyping stages.

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Although the light chamber will have printed inner walls, I used a thick marker pen to black out the chamber.

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I plan to use transparent red acetate sheet for the shot number window.  Keen to test the camera and with plenty of post Christmas sweets lying around, I used some clear red wrapping from a Quality Street chocolate.

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Prototyping on the Zünd Cutter

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I’m currently developing an analogue pinhole camera that is made predominantly from corrugate card.  I’ll be posting up snapshots of the development process, prototyping, photos and anything else that might be interesting for y’all to look at.

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3D Printed Phone Charger Wall Mount

My bedroom is, how did the estate agent put it..?  Cozy!  Yes, not small, but cozy.  My storage space is limited and one thing I use on a daily basis, as I’m sure most of you do too, is my phone charger.  However, when it’s not in use it just took up space on my desk, sort of scrunched up, tucked in next to the right hand speaker.  It’s okay, but not great.

Anyway, as an aspiring designer I decided to design and make something that would solve my untidy charger issue, so I set about designing a simple device that would neatly and discretely contain the charger when not in use.

I came up with this, a simple design that contains the mains part of the charger and uses the housing wall as a surface to wrap the cable around.  The USB end makes use of the 3 pins found on UK plugs and through the natural tension found in the cable, simply locks into place.  The charger container is mounted to my wall about a metre above the mains wall socket.

I designed the charger wall mount using SolidWorks and printed the design out in PLA using an Ultimaker.

Please feel free to leave comments, ask questions, share and like my posts, your interest and feedback is much appreciated, thanks!

Credit to Modla who kindly allow me to look after the Ultimaker and use it as freely as I like.  Much respect!




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