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Changing a Tremendous 8 film digicam to digital utilizing a Raspberry Pi

When outdated tech mainly turns into utterly virtually out of date, I like seeing it get a brand new lease of life and that is no exception. On this video, Clem from Factor 14 discovered a Tremendous 8 digicam within the trash. After realising simply how costly it’s to purchase and develop the movie for it, he determined to ship it digital, changing the movie cartridge with a Raspberry Pi.

The beauty of this challenge is that the digicam isn’t destroyed within the course of. Electronics have gotten so small today you can simply match every part into the movie cartridge slot and also you’re good to go. When you ever wish to shoot movie with it once more sooner or later, you’re good to go.

Step one was to determine the {hardware}. To maintain issues as compact as potential, Clem selected the Raspberry Pi 3A+ together with the Raspberry Pi digicam. He initially thought to make use of the internals of a USB webcam, however the Pi digicam supplied him higher mounting choices. Then it was on to designing a case to suit all of them in that was the identical format because the movie cartridges usually used within the digicam.

Clem used a number of tips to line up the digicam with the projection from the lens and wrote some code to make the Pi just a little extra interactive via buttons and LEDs on the GPIO pins.

The ultimate end result doesn’t look fairly like Tremendous 8, however with a bit extra tweaking, you may positively get it shut. However the end result Clem has now remains to be fairly cool!

You could find out extra concerning the challenge, see the invoice of supplies and the following dialogue on the Factor 14 boards.

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