Pinhole Lego Film Transport Assembly

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  1. CuS

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    I've been messing with my junction box pinhole for about a year now and was unhappy with the clunky film transport I had originally designed for it.

    I took the first version and rebuilt it using Lego technics pieces - works oodles better and film movement is so much smoother.

    Here's a couple of shots - both loaded and unloaded and one of the complete pinhole camera

    If anyone needs the parts list, let me know:
     

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    in... credible!
     
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    I was also shocked how well it worked - the box as well was pretty easy - just one of those weather sealable junction boxes - I replaced the screws with studs that would work with wing nuts - the orange cylinder on the top is a magnet for stowing the wing nuts - also up top is a bi-directional bubble level.
     
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    This is amazing :D





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    You can download a free software to design your camera with existing lego parts. When the design is over , you can buy whatever and how many parts ever used in your design. This is fully automatic order system within their website.

    Only pinhole camera I can invest time is the pinhole anamorphic camera. Your second camera could be that. I liked the box very much and the pinhole with a shutter and release cord.

    May be you could glue every part to protect it from impacts.

    I reallly loved this lego camera. Congrulations.

    Umut
     
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    Where would one get this free software? On the lego site?
    Thanks
     
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    Genius! Legos FTW!
     
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    FM2N ,

    Yes , at Lego website.

    Good luck ,

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    Very impressive! such a simple and thought out application of lego parts and 120 film spools. I also dig the electrical junction box. I might have to make one soon!
     
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    The lego build site - is very cool - but we have bazillions of Lego here - two boys - lotsa lego.

    I think the thing that makes 120 spools and lego work well is that they are both metric.

    and here's one of the first shots:
     

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    amazing! Do you think i could have the parts list?
    thanks
     
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    Sure! Shooting it this week - I'll do a deconstruct this weekend and give you teh parts list
     
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    Thanks! i am already exited!
     
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    Simply awesome - very well done. And based on the photo - great results too!
     
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    Simple amazing, I have a son-in-law who collects Leggos. One room of is house is full, humm find parts list and give him a call.
    David
     
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    Or more accurately, yes you can!


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    build instructions

    Here its is. If you download the lego digital designer here:

    http://ldd.lego.com/en-us/download/

    then you can use the build file i made using it.

    once you get it downloaded, PM for the build file (i would upload the html build instruction but I'm not sure how to).

    Thanks!
     
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    I also just finished the 35mm film transport version - also with lego - i'll post some shots this week.
     
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    I'm going to look into the digital designer. I love Lego, although since the pattent has become public, there are a lot more one-perpose blocks.
     
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    Great!