The 8mm film scanner (Telecine) project, part 3 – Printed parts

Now it’s time to see the parts that I had to print to make this thing work. The list is as follows: Camera horizontal mount Camera horizontal roller Camera cradle Film gate mount and servo clamp Film gate clamp, gate fastener, and film gate switch mount Film gate desk clamp Battery box …

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3D Scanning with Autodesk’s 123D Catch

I’ve been a little busy lately, what with the new curriculum at Haaga-Helia being introduced and whatnot, but I’ve also managed to do something I have wondered about for a while already. I found a piece of software, Autodesk’s 123D Catch, and it seems to work really well with my …

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Trebuchet, or counterweight catapult, part I

Finished print assembled and loaded

For some time now, I have been thinking of printing a trebuchet. On Youtube you see massive trebuchets capable of hurling a flaming piano (!) to a distance of 200 meters, or trailer-based versions used in pumpkin-throwing contests. This sort of machinery is clearly beyond my MiniFactories and even the …

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