This is an analog “instant” camera made with Arduino.
After using my Polaroid for many years, I started to think about building my own instant camera.
I first build a few pinhole cameras but was not happy with the result.
So I started building a real camera, with lens, shutter, sonar autofocus, touch control, all controlled by an arduino.
The design is modular, magnets hold the main parts together and make easy opening and assembling the camera.
Most of the parts are laser cut, and a few have been 3d printed.
In the current build, the Arduino controls the servo shutter, the Af servo with Sonar sensor, and measures exposure via light sensor.
The menu is controlled via a Nintendo DS touchscreen, without the display, to keep cost down it is placed over a printed/ laser etched surface. It takes onlt 4 pins on the arduino but you can virtually have infinite active regions/ buttons on your device.
Photo is taken on ILFORD photosensible paper, that is then developed.
Current photo mode are auto, manual, double exposure. More will be added later.
Press coverage/ Publications:
- This project was presented at “Maker Faire Rome 2013, European Edition” http://ed2013.makerfairerome.eu/makers-call-for-makers/open-source-instant-analog-camera-based-on-arduino/