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PIX-E Gif Camera

by NickRBrewer, published

PIX-E Gif Camera by NickRBrewer Sep 28, 2016

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This is the PIX-E Gif Camera!

My thought process was that I wanted to create a camera that recalled those days when disposable cameras were a thing. Anyone with intermediate making/printing/coding skills should be able to put this together pretty easily.

Print out the three pieces and follow the instructions on Make Community Projects!
https://community.makezine.com/share/nick-brewer/pix-e-gif-camera-323965

I've included the 123D Design file so feel free to modify the design to fit your needs.

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Printer Brand:

MakerBot

Printer:

MakerBot Replicator 2

Rafts:

No

Supports:

No

Resolution:

.25

Infill:

10%


Notes:

I was printing this on a Replicator 2, but it was designed to fit most personal 3D printers.

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is the location of the viewfinder made specifically there? or is it more decoration/design and won't be an issue to move around? I'm doing some modifications

Totally for decoration.

It was mostly placed there because I had already thrown the powerboost to the left of it and ran out of room.

Go nuts! Can't wait to see this thing modified and improved upon. I've already got ideas for a second version.

Incredible design and build!!!
What would be cool
Short press (less than 500ms), take a single picture and store it
Long press (longer than 500ms), system keeps taking pics for the Gif
Double tap (two button presses in under 500 ms) then it records a movie
Very cool project but limited in only making Gif's, if it had the ability to take stills and be able to generate variable length Gif's or movies that would just be more icing on the cake!

I would absolutely love for it to have those features, unfortunately my ability to program in python is pretty limited. I seriously spent a day trying to get the short press picture/long press gif thing to work to no aval.

Luckily all the source code is online, so anyone who wants to take a crack at adding those features absolutely could, and then they should share it with me so I can make my personal PIXE that much better.

https://github.com/nickbrewer/gifcam

I wrote a module for Micropython/pyboard which handles single/double-click and long press:

https://github.com/fma38/micropython/blob/master/smartButton.py

I will try to adapt it for this project, as I'm very interested too!
I have to buy a Pi0 to test the code... Or I can send it to you...

Feel free to send it over and I'll throw it on my PIXE and test it out for you!

Here it is:

https://www.gbiloba.org/owncloud/index.php/s/b6fjiWhGIAWDMRl

It only shows the button detected action, so you need to launch it from a console on the RPi.

Did you test the script?

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