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

When previous tech mainly turns into utterly virtually out of date, I like seeing it get a brand new lease of life and that is no exception.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 Element 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 venture is that the digicam isn’t destroyed within the course of. Electronics have gotten so small as of late you can simply match every thing into the movie cartridge slot and also you’re good to go. Should you ever need 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 attainable, Clem selected the Raspberry Pi 3A+ together with the Raspberry Pi camera. He initially thought to make use of the internals of a USB webcam, however the Pi digicam provided 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 methods to line up the digicam with the projection from the lens and wrote some code to make the Pi slightly extra interactive by 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 might positively get it shut. However the end result Clem has now continues to be fairly cool!

You will discover out extra concerning the venture, see the invoice of supplies and the following dialogue on the Element 14 forums.

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