PLAyPin a 3D Printed Medium Format Pinhole Camera

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PLAyPin a 3D Printed Medium Format Pinhole Camera by jphphotography Apr 28, 2015
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While there are already a few fantastic designs out there like the TerraPin and the P6x6 I wanted to design my own. My main reason was that the other cameras had very long print times, I wanted to go with a more modular design so I could print an hour or two here and there. The longest printing time with the PLAyPin is the body and on my printer with 0.4mm layer height and 15% honeycomb infill takes 3.5hrs, the rest are all under an hour each. I also tried to be as efficient as possible to keep the amount of filament down.

While this camera is designed for medium format film you can easily shoot 35mm too using Coconnor55's brilliant adapter http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:323120 the photos in the gallery were taken using these adapters.

Hopefully you enjoy my design!


DO NOT PRINT THE ALL IN ONE STL, that is just for show, download the zip file with the individual parts.

All parts are designed for printing on a 0.4mm nozzle. I usually print with 0.4mm layer height with 2 perimeters, 2 top/bottom layers, and 15% honeycomb infill.

For assembly instructions please see the pdf file included.

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Great job with the instructions!

Thanks Schlem, your designs are awesome by the way so any praise from you is appreciated!