How to make alternative imaging methods from near obsolete materials like old flatbed scanners with variable resolutions and awesome motion effects thanks to the linear method provided.

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this is a complex but meditative(frustrating) constructive process you were warned

Step 1: Selecting Hardware

There is ethical and political value to taking obsolete componentry and appropriating it into the context of the digital age. Personal Im just not happy with what is available to the public and the costs the reside. it is far more individual to look around your surroundings more deeply to understand the potentiallities of what you have got over what new cutting edge technolgy you can have.


Flatbed scanner with drivers, power supply and USB connection or similar.

Either a large format camera to modify of make your own like i have from a wooden box, black paint, fabric, Velcro and telescopic aerials like tv rabbit ears have.

no power adapters needed apart from the scanners supported one but you will need up to a metre of plastic coated hookup braided wire and a simple to pin switch.


Finesse Craft and attention to detail are important qualities to have or attain from this exercise.
Please include a few of your best photos taken with this camera.  I'm very interested in how much resolution you are able to achieve.
unfortunately the scanner i modified broke in transit between my home studio and school one earlier this year so haven't worked on this project for a while will pick it back up later this year when i have the time to tinker with a new scanner .<br /> <br /> the good news if you scourer the net there are successful prototypes. after considerable amount of time spent people have made very decent images and interesting effects from similar processes.<br /> <br /> sorry I couldn't be of much help i would say if you are looking to do this project yourself it requires a disipline on time spent to get desired results and dont underestimate it as a quick cool effect<br />

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