The 8mm film scanner (Telecine) project, part 5 – Programming

Last time, in Part 4, I described how the Arduino is wired with the two servos, two switches, and the hacked Canon camera. Now, it’s time to pass through the code of the Arduino and show you how easy it actually is to get the Arduino to power your projects. This flowchart …

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The 8mm film scanner (Telecine) project, part 4 – Arduino

Arduino is a little gem of a device. Here’s what Wikipedia has to say of it: *** Arduino is an open-source computer hardware and software company, project and user community that designs and manufactures microcontroller-based kits for building digital devices and interactive objects that can sense and control objects in …

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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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The 8mm film scanner (Telecine) project, part 2 – Hacked camera

This time in the multipart blog on the home-made Telecine, I’ll discuss the Canon Hack Development Kit and its connections with the Arduino. The CHDK is a wonderful, open source project, in which dedicated programmers have reverse-engineered the Canon camera operating system. The hacked version of the firmware allows the user …

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Teaser for next project: Arduino-driven 8mm film scanner

I’ve been rather busy of late, so I haven’t had time to deliver the second part on the 3D scanner – sorry about that. But here’s a little teaser to keep your interest up: In this video you can see how the Arduino drives the servo, which runs the film …

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Printing the scanner frame, part 1

General design Now that the scanning works, it’s time to explain the design of the tool. The size of the finished system of course makes it impossible to print it with any current 3D printer available to me, but even with MiniFactory’s 15 x 15 cm build table, it is doable. I …

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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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