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Cool Project Idea ? 3D Printable Camera Add-On for 35mm Slides

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Cool Project Idea ? 3D Printable Camera Add-On for 35mm Slides.

Many millions of people around the world have hundreds if not thousands of old family color slides. agfa in europe and kodak of course in america.

The problem is, this once widespread technology has now been forgotten and left to collect dust in the closet of life.

The big problem is giving normal people the cheap easy and usable method of putting their old memories onto computer.

There are many options like exspensive slide scanners and professional slide scanning addons for digital cameras.. but wouldnt be so cool to be able to make a simple device using only 3d printing to allow every one to recover their lost memories..

Thats why I want to start this little project, to design a easy to print, relaiable 35mm slide scanner device using only my ultimaker at home :-)

Wish me luck, it should be interesting...

Ian :-)



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Hi Ian,

wonderful idea! I also thought along these lines but would prefer to use an old slide projector to hold and transport the slides. If you are like me and have thousands of slides lying around, a way to automate this would be very much needed indeed.

The same goes for 8 mm movie to digital conversion.

Also Whats needed is a macro lens. And those are expensive.

And so Far I have not been able to produce - that is construct in a 3d program-precision threads of large diameter to be able to go onto a filter thread of a lens. If you have a solution for this I would love to see it.

There is so much talk about the new ultimaker but will it finally be able to produce precision holes and screw threads? I always have to print parts several times if there is any need for a precise fit. The plastic stuff shrinks, and interior holes have a much smaller diameter than my drawings. This is a real headache with FDM 3d printing.

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