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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Trebuchet, or counterweight catapult, part II

I will now try to take you through the design of the trebuchet which has been shown in Part I of this post. This description that follows is actually aimed at showing you how in Blender all design is based on very simple starting points. The trebuchet frame is based on a …

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