Prototype Done, Now build your own
Fred Dibnah, Died 2004, a personal hero of mine 🙂
Firstly, I think I must do a few apologies first to some people. As with most Internet websites/ideas, I got a bit lost off with this one in 2019, mainly due to discovering a love for motorbikes (Doing my UK full test) and family life. Analog photography for me in 2019 took a bit of a back seat, since selling off alot of my unwanted gear earlier in that year.
It’s 2020 now, So where are we?
Well I’m back on my ‘mini projects’, that means Analog photography and a bit leather craft (don’t ask)
What now? and wheres the how to for the semi auto machine?
Good question, I was a bit of a sod and never got round to doing a how to. I stated from the beginning I wasn’t going to do a step by step guide, But I did promise a quick over view and the source code for the project. I will try and get that together first before moving on with the full system.
The ‘How To’ is ready!
I’ve put together a rough how to, in the following posts. Now this is rough and I’m putting the below disclaimer on each page.
*Very Important* – This guide omits the basics of arduino stuff, such as basic Ground Pin wiring, using Breadboards and using external 5V power supplies (the arduinos don’t have enough power to power everything themselves). PLEASE PLEASE have a good read up first and a play with some basic code (making LEDs light up, basic Delay commands etc) before attempting the below as its very easy to become disheartened if you haven’t covered the basics. You wouldn’t put straight in for a driving test if you haven’t learnt to drive a car would you?
In short…. this isn’t instructables. I’m not a technical writer and I’m a very basic-level coder. This project is designed for people who want to know how I’ve gone about it. Are they better ways?, Probably!
You can design your own nice housing, or use it like me as a base to gain the knowledge to work towards a fully automated system.
I’m making this code I have free, no cost.
Either use it to make your own for fun or to flog and sell on!, Doesn’t bother me either way!
The Filmomat sells for 3500 euro! and its alot posher and more refined than mine. But how do you think Mr Fritz started? By learning like us!