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Ultra Compact Printable Pinhole Box V1

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Ultra Compact Printable Pinhole Box V1 by LeoM Apr 24, 2010

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04/01/11 : V2 ready to print, I'll print and test it before publish, could be soon. ;)

10/06/10 : DONT PRINT, part to much thin, I'm working on an easier version with larger part but I think It will wait September for next update. (exam and next holiday without computer)
I have a lot of problem with the Makerbot I use and it's don't help neither...

Here is my entry for the Make Contest.

A full Maker Bot printable pinhole box using standard photo film and whith mobile lens. (you can craft several pinhole et test them whith the same film)

It is a BETA version, not tested yet ! (in waiting for my school's heater build platform delivery)

I'm going to do test with this version for improve best.

TO DO first:

  • Part 1 and 2 assemble system
  • Shooting test
  • Better system for fixing the pinhole

Next : - Glueless and removable assemblage

  • Easier to print geometry part
  • Appearance
  • Various Pinhole design
    And if it work well a website and the 120 film adaptation. (bigger)

Ps : English is not my language, i apologise for all mistakes, i hope you will understand. ;)

Inspired by : http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:1621

Designed with Solid Works and Blender.

25/03 : v1.0

03/05 : v1.1, little update, Modify the two "bobine" part and the "dessu".
Add 3mm hole for close with and M3 bolt and nut on the top and add a path down for string or elastic.
The first test should arrive soon.
Old part on the zip All_STL_v1.0


Print all the part in BLACK ABS ou PLA with full density for a better light sealing.
[all part should be at the right size and orientation]

Few big part need to be very flat and precise so I advise to use an Heater Build Plateform for more precision.

Put some soft tape on ''dos'' and "dos2" for protect film.

Whith Glue :
Assemble Part 1 : [ "dos2", "bobineD", ''bobineG'', ''bague'', ''dessou'' ]
Assemble Part 2 : [ ''dos'' and ''dessu'' ]

The rest need to be mobile.

Makes your own pinhole camera and glue in the cap.
[A very little hole in an aluminium can with matte black paint should be good]
How to here : http://anttila.ca/michael/pinholelens/

Or you can buy it here : http://www.stenocamera.fr/
French store, he build sténopé pinhole and can prépare them on a 20mn disc. Just need to adapt the cap for. (After the first test I will buy him some and prepare that. ;) )
I already buy him an pihole and it's good quality and quick. (in France at less)

Try it, enjoy it !

/!\ Not have yet systeme to fixe Part 1 on Part 2, Can Use screw in waiting better solution.

It should work but I can not guarantee, I recommend wait a few weeks for an tested version.

If you test anyway I'll be glad to show your test and have your impressions and your advices.

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