100% Open-Source ! Fell free to copy, understand, improve then share again !
The OpenReflex is an Open-Source analog camera with a mirror Viewfinder and an awesome finger activated mechanic shutter (running ~ 1/60°s). What's more, it's compatible with any photographic lens with custom mount ring.
All the pieces easily printable on an recent RepRap-like ABS 3D-printer without using support material ! Everything should print in less than 15h and anyone should be able to assemble it within 1h.
All parts are separate ( Film receiver, Shutter and Viewfinder ) to simplify builds and modifications.
The source files are available under the CreativeCommon By-Sa license, fell free to modify them if you want a new feature, and don't forget to share your improvements on the web ;)
The Thingiverse copy is online, if you wanna share your remixed version.
The WIP is available on my blog : http://leomarius.com/blog [fr]
This project is the continuation of my 3D-Printed Pinhole Box I made 2 years ago with an first gen Makerbot.
I'd like to buy one ? You can't for the moment, but if there is enough interested peoples to buy it I'll maybe launch a little batch on a crowd-funding platform (probably around 50€ the camera). Please send me a private message if you'd like to get one and I'll keep you in touch. [will be an updated version even better!]
For the 3D-Printing Contest : This camera is the result of my graduation project, i made it using my school's 3D printer. Now that I'm graduated I can't use it anymore. So I'd really like to get my own 3D printer in order to be able to improve this project and start new ones! [Ps : I got an adress in Belgium]
For the Epilog Contest : For this project I was lucky enough to have 3D Printer at my disposal. I enjoyed tinkering with it, always trying to improve the quality of what I was printing. If I had a laser cutter I'd do the same thing, trying to get the most I can from my tools and making a lot of amazing projects with them! What's more, as i'm part of a hacker student association called Le_Garage, i'd share the laser cutter with my friends so it can be used up to its full potential.
For all the enthusiast readers : As you may notice, English isn't my native language and I still have a few difficulties to write. I have made a wiki [HERE] with a copy of all those texts, if you wish, feel free to make some corrections and I'll copy it here. We can all improve if we collaborate ! ^^
Further Improvement : I'm working on an illustrated step by step guide for this project, will be ready in the next few weeks.
I'll add here soon the "Arduino test bench shutter" that allow to measure your shutter speed ; the "PhotoBomb special Back" that add some specials guests on your films and also the "AP-Lens special mount" for a full DIY camera.
Note : Still missing the dxf and openscad files, I'll upload the in the week-end and I'll add much better pictures of the project Monday.
© Pictures 1 and 2 by S.Binoux for the ESADSE.