Making a camera is as simple as taking a cardboard box with film and pinholes, but making a better camera requires more work. Cinematographic cameras have all the engineering challenges faced by conventional cameras, as well as the additional complexity of continuous film transmission mechanism and shutter. Too much work? Not if you are [Yuta ikeya]. His 3D printing film camera uses the common 35mm film instead of the 8mm or 16mm film you might expect.
3D printing does not seem to be suitable for the complex mechanism of movie cameras. However, with the technology of the 1920s, he avoided the complex mechanism and chose Arduino and a pair of motors. Although this camera is not petite, its size is still within the range of comfortable carrying on the shoulder. The film must be loaded into a pair of magnetic cassettes. The design of the magnetic cassettes is satisfactory and reversible. Either of the two magnetic cassettes can be used as take-up and distribution slide valves.
The resulting image has an extremely wide screen format and a pleasant artistic feeling. Looking at them, we guess there may be one or two light leaks, but to be fair, they improve the quality, not reduce the quality. Those of us who have dabbled in film cameras are forgiven for being jealous.
We have contacted him to ask if these documents will be released one day. At the same time, you can see its practical application in the video below the break time.