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A low cost system to transform your RaspberryPi, Arduino, Genuino, Omega2 to a digital back for 35mm cameras from the 50/60/70s and 80s
A low cost system to transform your RaspberryPi, Arduino, Genuino, Omega2 to a digital back for 35mm cameras from the 50/60/70s and 80s
A low cost system to transform your RaspberryPi, Arduino, Genuino, Omega2 to a digital back for 35mm cameras from the 50/60/70s and 80s
86 backers pledged €2,269 to help bring this project to life.

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I'm Back™

Thank you all for backing me during the first phase of my project. Now I redesigned I'm Back, made the buttons stiffer and a bigger protection on the rear of the back. But it isn't finished yet and on it's launch you're going to be amazed by the result!

A low cost system to transform your RaspberryPi, Arduino, Genuino, OMEGA2, Tinker Board, Pine, ODROID, Orange Pi, Banana Pi to a digital back for 35mm cameras from the 50/60/70s and 80s! It's your opportunity to give life back to your reflex left in the attic, or purchase a reflex and take beautiful analog pictures that are then transformed to digital thanks to an open source chip installed inside the back!

My intention since the beginning was to mass produce a low cost digital Back, I've been working on reaching my objective for 4 years already. To achieve my goal I'm going to need your help so I'm offering for a limited time the opportunity to purchase a file containing the instructions and the files needed for printing your own I'mBack with your favorite chip!

For a pledge of minimum 45 euros you're going to receive:

  • File STL for the printing and assembly*(*based on raspberry pi 3) 
  • A PDF file containing the user manual for the assembling and the coding of your camera module 
  • List of components (including pictures of the components to facilitate the purchase of them)

For a pledge of minimum 5 euros you're going to recieve: 

  • 10 pictures taken with I'mBack to be used as Walpapers or printed.

I know everyone is waiting for the release of the finished product, but the cost of pre manufacturing professional prototypes and their re design are necessary. I'm counting on your participation!

This patented system allows, with only a digital back, to use multiple 35mm cameras and take pictures with a "vintage" feeling.

I'mBack, the easy and low cost way to use old reflex cameras.

 Technical info:
ATTENTION: Electronic parts not included, but only 3d stl files for printer.

  • Raspberry Pi 3 (you can use other models for example; Raspberry A, Arduino, genuino, omega 2 and many more.) 
  • 8mp Camera Module
  • 2.4" or 2.8" TFT Display
  • Battery

How to use I’m Back !

“I’m Back™”works with a great number of camera models and it has a Z X Y regulation which allows to adjust the F stop (24X36mm) which is placed behind the shutter.

Adjust the exposure hole XYZ axis to adjust the exposure hole Simple vertical alignment, horizontal and depth (red buttons). Simple vertical alignment, horizontal and depth.

This case is something incredible! Other than protecting your raspberry pi 3 (or others) it allows you to connect your Breadboard through the 26 or 40Pin flex cable, now express your creativity! Take beautiful 35mm pictures with your old analog cameras! All you have to do is: - Detach the rear cap from the camera (this works on most cameras between the 50s and the 80s) - Adjust the exposure “hole” to the camera module installed on the back (8mp camera) - Connect the Sync Flash cable from the camera to the case - Set the exposure in “B” (Bulb) and you’re ready to go!

Download and analyze the picture quality in your program EXIF (7.2mb). Clic!

Download a original size image
Download a original size image

2017 - New Model - Motor driver design

The first and actual prototype
The first and actual prototype
 
I'm Back. The new version.
I'm Back. The new version.
 

 

 

 

 

 

The last after various tests and prototypes
The last after various tests and prototypes

 

Focusing screen area
Focusing screen area

 

I'm Back - TFT display
I'm Back - TFT display

 

I'm Back TFT - Control your picture
I'm Back TFT - Control your picture

 

Result of photo taken and treated - Picasa
Result of photo taken and treated - Picasa

 

Diana F - Lomography + I'm Back
Diana F - Lomography + I'm Back

 

Flex cable for connect your device and Breadboard
Flex cable for connect your device and Breadboard

 

3D design for printers
3D design for printers

 

3D design parts - STL parts for printer
3D design parts - STL parts for printer

  

I'm Back™ assembling manual
I'm Back™ assembling manual

 

I'm Back - Simple and Fun! (Photo of the girl by cellular)
I'm Back - Simple and Fun! (Photo of the girl by cellular)

Photos by I'm Back™

Nikon F2 - 50mm f.1.2 + I'm Back
Nikon F2 - 50mm f.1.2 + I'm Back

 

Nikon F  - 50mm f.1.2 + I'm Back
Nikon F - 50mm f.1.2 + I'm Back

 

Diana - Lomography + I'm Back
Diana - Lomography + I'm Back

 

Self-timer photo with Minolta Dynax 7000 50mm f4 + I'm Back™
Self-timer photo with Minolta Dynax 7000 50mm f4 + I'm Back™

 

Nikon S2 50mm f2 + I'm Back™
Nikon S2 50mm f2 + I'm Back™

 

Leica M2  Elmar 50mm 2.8 + I'm Back™
Leica M2 Elmar 50mm 2.8 + I'm Back™

 

Nikon F 50mm 1.2 + I'm Back
Nikon F 50mm 1.2 + I'm Back

 

To see more photos visit:

website: www.imback.eu

Instagram: samellos

Facebook: ImBackCamera

PS.: The mark and logos "RaspberryPi, Arduino, Genuino, OMEGA2, Tinker Board, Pine, ODROID, Orange Pi, Banana Pi are a trademarks".

Partners: 

Hosting - Brazil
Hosting - Brazil

 

3DP WORLD - Italy
3DP WORLD - Italy

 

English language school - Swiss
English language school - Swiss

 

    

Press: 

 
 

 Newspaper

Jornal Cruzeiro do Sul - Brazil
Jornal Cruzeiro do Sul - Brazil

 

Risks and challenges

I propose to put the files for download with the basic design to use for the raspberry pi 3 and a "generic" case to be modified to pleasure on the part of the supporter. I do not see the production of objects, but only the file, I do not think there will be problems in the delivery of the material.

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    10 JPG pictures taken with I'mBack™

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    STL files for 3d printing

    1 file STL for the printing and assembly* (*based on raspberry pi 3)
    2 A PDF file containing the user manual for the assembling and the coding of your camera module
    3 List of components (including pictures of the components to facilitate the purchase of them)

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    STL files for 3d printing

    1 file STL for the printing and assembly* (*based on raspberry pi 3)
    2 A PDF file containing the user manual for the assembling and the coding of your camera module
    3 List of components (including pictures of the components to facilitate the purchase of them)

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