Great way to instantly scan and share your 35mm films with your smartphone! Portable and easy to use just like the original "Lomo FilmScanner"
A Christmas Gift For Dad:
Giving a gift for my dad is pretty challenging specially when he has everything he wants. There's nothing better than a Christmas gift made by your own son :D He's a great photographer (hobbyist) who took a lot of pictures during his early days. Of course before changing to DSLRs, my dad used to have a lot of Analog SLR Cameras. Unfortunately most of their family photos got washed away in the flood during the 90's. It's a good thing they stored their films in a water resistant container. Now thousands of negatives, waiting to be scanned :D I can't wait to give this to him.
The Perfect Holiday Gift For Old School Photographers! :D
How simple is the process?
Just feed in your 35mm film strip > Flick the power switch on > Open your phone's camera > Zoom to your preferred view > Select negative photo effect in the settings > Do this repeatedly. Simple! :D
Attention: Photo quality depends on your phone's camera. For my sample photos, I used a cheap & descent 5MP Smartphone ($134), the iPhone works too. I've tested it with Samsung's Galaxy S4 and it has showed the best photo results! The more megapixels the better :D
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My Demo Video! (DIY/ Cloned Version)
Step 1: Gathering The Tools & Materials
Parts & Materials:
- Your smartphone (ex. iPhone)
- Rectangular Project Box
- White Ultrabright LEDs (6x)
- 100 ohm Resistor (1/4w)
- 9V Battery Clip & Battery
- A Simple Sliding Switch
- 40x70cm White Acrylic
- Bottle of Superglue
Tools & Equipment:
- Multitool (Leatherman)
- Portable Drill (w/bit)
- Soldering Iron
- Hot Glue Gun
Step 2: Camera Hole & Film Slot
Use a metal file to give way for the film slot. Make sure to give allowance for the 35mm film, my slot has a width of 40mm.
Step 3: Preparing The Acrylic Diffuser
1st.) Cut a piece of 40x70mm acrylic.
2nd.) Bevel the edges using a metal file, this makes the film feeding a lot easier.
3rd.) Glue 4 foam suspenders on your project box then glue your acrylic above it.
Step 4: The Receiving Mechanism
I simply used an old piece of ruler then super glued it to my project box and acrylic.
Step 5: Installing The LEDs
Hot glue them in place. The glue works as a reflector as well!
Step 6: Solder Everything In Place
Step 8: Adjust Your Phone's Camera Settings!
2nd.) Go to setting, tap on the "Color Effects" then select "Negative"
3rd.) Use the zoom function instead of cropping photos.
4th.) Capture your photos, you might want to use the autofix feature :D
If you are an IOS/ Apple user, you can download the official LomoScanner App
Step 9: You're Done! Lets bring back those memories!
Ughh, molds all over my films :||