Pinstax - the Instant Pinhole camera project

by schlem Sep 3, 2014
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This is so cool! Is there instructions on how to make it?

I'm glad you like it. Other than the exploded parts diagram, there isn't much instruction. If you visit the Hackaday page about the project, you'll find a lengthy discussion of why this project has been orphaned. Fuji Instax has certain properties that make it very unreliable for the long exposures like a pinhole camera requires. My results with conventional film, shot in pinhole cameras, are so much vastly better than Instax that I have abandoned this Pinstax camera.

It is not difficult to put together. Like all my camera designs, start with absolutely OPAQUE filament. ABS is good, PLA is difficult to find opaque enough. Print at 0.25mm height, at least 50% infill.

You will need a pinhole 0.30mm in diameter. Brass shim stock, aluminum beer cans work equally well.
qty 4, 3mm bolts 16mm in length, with 4 nuts

I use super glue to mate parts.

There are two decorative faceplate options, you only need one.

Assemble per illustrations. HTH.

PS If you are seriously interested in pinhole, the terraPin Prime is a vastly better camera and easier to assemble.

Ok, thank you so much! I think I'll try the terraPin Prime :)