Quote Originally Posted by Steve Smith View Post
I often make a part from MDF first to check the fit but I haven't made a whole camera from MDF first... although I have thought about it.

Cardboard would be easier than MDF, and it's only when you see the thing in 3D that you can appreciate how the ergonomics will work. When I designed the Zen pinhole camera I made the whole thing out of cardboard before discussing the design with the wood craftsman who actually made it. Even then he built several prototypes out of ply before we agreed on the final design.