Introduction: Digital Camera Recase Into Film Slr
firstly i should point out that the slr was in very poor shape before i remodeled its innards ,
secondly the step by step bit is a bit vague i did this pre olympics in fact i finished it the night before the opening ceremony.
took about 30 hours over several weeks
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Step 1: Misplacement
the camera had 2 boards which needed to be distanced so i had to put wires where the boards connected. the twisty dial is being kept but its board needed trimming
Step 2: Patching Up
completely different buttons means different hole configuration. metal and car body filler. i reversed the plastic from the front of the digital camera and stuck it where the lens goes. the slr had a timer on the front so more filling , did a test run for colour selection
Step 3: Eyeing Up
getting new buttons reddy and sorting out composition inside body, more trimming needed to enlarge case, also the flash installed. also colour modification made
Step 4: Gunge Away
finding space for flash cap, adding insulation, checking clearances, and getting the lens in the right place
Step 5: It Dont Look Good Do It?
putting the control buttons in and seeing if the wires will fit, also checking for short circuits
Step 6: Now Concentrate
more tiny soldering to get control buttons to work, note celebratory glass of absinthe
Step 7: Ram It In
put new twisty dial top on with push through shutter button, hot glue keeps wires safe and holds screen in place, try not to glue finger into wires
Step 8: Squishy Squashy
rubber bands over a couple of days gently squash all the wires into the case, keeping check of if the thing still works.also leatherette is added to case. battery's only just fit in.and a hasty sd card slot is made
Step 9: Add a Logo and Go
controls all labeled and away you go