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Mechanical rotating slit slr camera (COUNTDOWN NOVA) countdownova

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world exclusive first one ever! ?more twisted pics,tell me im wrong.
top left, view all steps, much easier..
practika nova, metal ,cd drives ,body filler, gears .batterys ,cutting tools for metal.motor. baked beans,various glues,screwdrivers ,polishing stuff.pliers tweesers,knives.paint, tape ,lacquer .hot air. cold air.  was going to make a horizontal scan cam but one thing led to another.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DUxezN4hl2E
 
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Step 3: All i want

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is film advance shutter irrelenente ee. drill through and bolt it, then work around problems later.

Step 4: I like to move it move it

the thingy sticks in the gap pulling it 180 forward a frame

Step 5: Disasembel reasembel

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Step 6: � need a linear aculator

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the great linear aculator harvest of 2013. cd drives have several, and some switches also

Step 7: � making it scan

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original stepper with my current driver is a bit lumpy

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-3H_jC3MmtE

normal motor

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g1SZUWXY0OA

now gotta make it as compact as possible

Step 8: 8mm

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got the overall thickness of the slider mechanism down to about 8mm (the bit that needs to be in the camera anyway)did some test shots by holding the slit in front of my normal camera. bits where needed to cut but would leave no metal i glued extra metal and put filler on then cut.

Step 9: You have 4 seconds to comply

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actually 4mm , this not enougth.

Step 10: Beans meanz farts

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horizontal scan will have to be another day.
another idea takes over the countdown
(  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=52BmS-dmYJM  )
special revolving slit thingy.
below you will see the bottom of a baked beans tin . i trimmed to size with tin snips.

Step 11:

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valentines day came and went.

Step 12: Dodgt superglue

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not advisable to let super glue get into one of these.

Step 13: Tearin it up

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making more space inside.also chose to use the flash switch as the electronic shutter control.

Step 14: Mirror control levat at top , shutter to right ,

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Step 15: Or are you just glad to see me

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the motor almost sticks out the front

Step 16: Stopping at 12 and 6

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Step 17: Gummed up the switch

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more super glue to scrape out.hot glue next time.ols superglue tends to be slower curing and makes more of that white cloudy residue.

Step 18: If it worked once its bound to be fine.

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this switch cuts the power at 12 and 6 the shutter gives power. . i didnt do a diagram , once past 1 the system goes automatic and stops at 6.

Step 19: You cant polish a turd

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but you can try and make it look nice with some glitter. wire brush ,metal polish buffing and lacquer 
crazyg (author) 1 year ago
rejected from the valentines day contest ,maybe its some other camera that makes heart shaped photographs.