About this project
Raspberry Pi 3 B case and more...
Inspiration from the old “Motor Drivers” i reworked the case and now it has that “vintage” look
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™ components
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.
Simple vertical alignment, horizontal and depth. Simple vertical alignment, horizontal and depth.
Adaptable to a large number of cameras
TFT display 2.4" (now 2.8" dispaly)
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.
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.
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?
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.
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.
1 - Download of a picture taken with I’m Back so you can use it as your computer screen saver.
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."
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.
With XYZ movements - Adatable in most cameras.
Production and delivery:
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.
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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).Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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