Kodak Instamatic Film Resurection Project
by wildseyed, published
Now I have an answer! This project/Work-In-Progress aims to re-engineer the form factor of the 126 film cartridge, and provide the building blocks for creating an easily rechargeable film adapter, and other gizmos for these cameras.
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Cooool. Old 126's were my "outdoor adventuring" cameras all through college, since it didn't matter so much if they fell off a cliff or something.
It'd be great to put some back into service. Disposables are so wasteful!
O.K. eBay is on its way with a 126 cartridge. Â Yay!
Tonight I'm going to fill up the back of the camera, and get some approximate dimensions. Â I will post an STL of the results, for anyone that want's to try a test fit. Â The 126 test 1 did not fit, which I expected, as I was eyeballing it a bit. Â I need to grab a battery replacement for my digital caliper. Â Off to the pharmacy.
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I have purchased two cartridges on eBay to take measurements from. The plan now is to model a printable shell, and takeup spool so I can load fresh film into the camera. The film inside these cartridges is essentially 35mm, with a couple of differences. The registration holes, and chemistry. The spacing of the registration holes usually requires that you take three "covered" exposures for every shot, in order to advance the film and avoid overlap.
This feature does present the opprtunity to creat a type of panoramic camera if I adjust the exposure window of the cartridge, making each exposure narrow, and tall.
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