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I'm Back™ protects your Raspberry Pi and gives you the possibility to take photos with many analog cameras SLR or rangefinder.
I'm Back™ protects your Raspberry Pi and gives you the possibility to take photos with many analog cameras SLR or rangefinder.
I'm Back™ protects your Raspberry Pi and gives you the possibility to take photos with many analog cameras SLR or rangefinder.
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The unique Raspberry Pi case and low cost 35mm digital back

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Raspberry Pi 3 B case and more...

Raspberry Pi - This is the only box that allows you to realize your projects and fit in a analog 35mm camera and take digital photos!
Raspberry Pi - This is the only box that allows you to realize your projects and fit in a analog 35mm camera and take digital photos!

 

New design! 
Inspiration from the old “Motor Drivers” i reworked the case and now it has that “vintage” look

Actual Version I'm Back™ and Nikon F
Actual Version I'm Back™ and Nikon F

 

I'm Back™ and Leica M2
I'm Back™ and Leica M2

This case is something incredible! Other than protecting your raspberry pi 3 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!

 

I'm Back™ case. Unique low cost  digital back for analog cameras.
I'm Back™ case. Unique low cost digital back for analog cameras.

  

I'm Back™ components

Illustrations by www.tinkercad.com - I'm Back™ by me.
Illustrations by www.tinkercad.com - I'm Back™ by me.

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.

XYZ axis to adjust the exposure hole
XYZ axis to adjust the exposure hole

Simple vertical alignment, horizontal and depth. Simple vertical alignment, horizontal and depth.

Adaptable to a large number of cameras

Cameras Nikon, Pentax, olympus, Leica and more...
Cameras Nikon, Pentax, olympus, Leica and more...

TFT display 2.4" (now 2.8" dispaly)

TFT - Display control
TFT - Display control

 

TFT - Choose the way to photograph - Black & White or Color
TFT - Choose the way to photograph - Black & White or Color

 

Take your photo...
Take your photo...

 

Look the results - Color or Black & White
Look the results - Color or Black & White

The camera is linked to the device through a Flah Sync cable. To take a picture after adjusting the camera, all you need is to turn it on and choose one of the three picture options from the menu. Normal color, dim light color and black and white. The software is not fully developed yet as I need more time to have it fully developed by a Python programmer.

New Design! I'm Back MD

 

Inspiration from the old “Motor Drivers” the new design for "I'm Back™"
Inspiration from the old “Motor Drivers” the new design for "I'm Back™"

 

 

 

 

 

Grip ergonomic even for those (like me) use glasses. With the change of the display decreases 1cm at the back, making it easier to visualization and framing.
Grip ergonomic even for those (like me) use glasses. With the change of the display decreases 1cm at the back, making it easier to visualization and framing.

 

Flex cable 40 pins included
Flex cable 40 pins included

 

 

 

 

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Partners:

Hosting - Brazil
Hosting - Brazil

 

3d printing - Italy
3d printing - Italy

 

 

Money transfer - Swiss
Money transfer - Swiss

 

 

The pictures are taken through your camera and thanks to their lenses you’re garanteed to get awesome quality! Look at the pictures that i’ve taken: The difference of taking a picture using only the camera module is that you haven't the control of the focus that can start from a “close-up” and to end up on a “wide-angle”. Another interesting thing that you’ll notice is that you’ll be able to adjust the “out-of-focus” thanks to the iris exposure.

Close up Photos - Nikon F2 (1972) 55mm Nikkor lens
Close up Photos - Nikon F2 (1972) 55mm Nikkor lens

 

This case offers a second chance to the old analog cameras, thanks to the technology of our small computer Raspberry we can bring back the 50s into the digital era.

It’s an excellent gift idea for your parents, and why not, for yourself! Well, who else can get an analogic camera powered by the Rasberry Pi?

Selfie by Leica M2 and I'm Back™ case
Selfie by Leica M2 and I'm Back™ case

 

The case for the second chance for analog cameras - Selfie by I'm Back™ case + Nikon F2
The case for the second chance for analog cameras - Selfie by I'm Back™ case + Nikon F2

 

 

 

Focusing area

The area of the photo is smallest of the whole real camera area, due to the focusing Screen. Instead of 24x36mm, will be held 26x18mm.

Focusing Area
Focusing Area

 

Verona - Italy - Nikon F (1965) nikkor 50mm f 1.2
Verona - Italy - Nikon F (1965) nikkor 50mm f 1.2

 

Vespa - Nikon F (1965) Nikkor 50mm 1.2 + I'm Back™ Case
Vespa - Nikon F (1965) Nikkor 50mm 1.2 + I'm Back™ Case

 

Leica M2 - 1952  - elmar 50mm 2.8 + I'm Back™ case
Leica M2 - 1952 - elmar 50mm 2.8 + I'm Back™ case

For preview the file in big size click:

 

More photos: www.imback.eu

I count on you help!

I wish to produce I'mBack in a large number made by injection molding, but first i need: 

1 - A lot of bidders, because of the high costs of production.

2 - Reshape the prototype for the manufacture.

For the 3D printing: If the sales will be big enough, i’ll be able to ask specialized companies for the prototypes. For smaller number of sales i’ll print them myself.

Rewards:

1 - Download of a picture taken with I’m Back so you can use it as your computer screen saver. 

3 different images for you to use
3 different images for you to use

2 - Case download file. Download on your computer the printing file and create the case by yourself with your 3D printer. You’ll even receive the instructions for the assembling and the Python file of the program to take photos. The fastest way to have the case prototype and have fun!

"If you don't know anything about the Rasperry Pi enviroment i suggest you to buy the one already made since you need a basic knowledge about it."

Example image - This is different from the original changed file
Example image - This is different from the original changed file

 

3 - Receive the case already printed for assemble. You’ll also receive a list of the materials to build your own case and “digital Back”, PDF with the assembling instructions and the file that contains the program to take pictures. The box which the product will be sent with will be a generic one, to reduce the manufacturing costs.

Case in 3D printing for assembly. Only plastic parts. (Focusing Screen, raspberry p3 and others electronics parts not included)
Case in 3D printing for assembly. Only plastic parts. (Focusing Screen, raspberry p3 and others electronics parts not included)

 

With XYZ movements - Adatable in most cameras.

With XYZ movements that I'm Back offers, the device is adaptable in most cameras.
With XYZ movements that I'm Back offers, the device is adaptable in most cameras.

Production and delivery:

Very important: 

The photos taken by I’m Back Case presented here were treated with Picasa, because, as already happens with modern digital devices, tiny hair or dust can disturb the images. It is very important, before you take pictures, to make sure that the surface of the focusing glass which will record the image is clean. But bear in mind that you should always treat these photos as taken with a film camera and not with the latest generation of digital cameras! ;-)

* Raspberry Pi, Adafruit Trade Marks.

Newspaper La Provincia di Como:

 

Risks and challenges

If you don't know anything about the Rasperry Pi enviroment i suggest you to buy the one already made since you need a basic knowledge about it.

The prototype for download is ready to print with included assembly guide and list of components to be purchased to complete the case. As it comes to the printing of my prototype, it isn't the final form since i still have to do the redesign and printing for moulding injection, i'll be able to do that if I have a great demand. But for Home Made lovers it is an opportunity to use something new, and why not, communicate ideas to improve the product.

For those who decide to purchase the finished product be conscious that since Adafruit’s products aren’t always available i’ll have to set established times of delivery so that i can obtain the hardware (motherboard and display), even of other brands (if necessary).

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