3D Printed Pinhole Cameras!

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Hi
First post.

I started making pinhole cameras 4-5 yrs ago (during a promotional test-studying procrastination attack). The first one was a precious and heavy wooden box
http://www.flickr.com/photos/theschlem/3598241081/in/set-72157619213509391

I made a couple more pinhole cameras, fiddled around some, invested a year of my life in paramedic school... Got back to normalcy and my Schlaboratory, bought and assembled a 3D printer kit (Printrbot) in February '13. I started designing and 3D printing various things...

Recently, the pinhole itch came back and I noticed a dearth of viable, working 3D printed camera designs. I was curious: Was it possible to 3D print a pinhole camera that actually worked? I designed a clunky chunky 35mm pinhole that works well despite its absolute lack of any vestige of beauty (needs a ver 2 restyling). I also designed 4x5 large format pinhole that received a lot of buzz in the Interwebs:
http://hackaday.com/2013/09/08/use-your-new-timey-printer-to-make-an-old...

Blah blah blah, my latest camera shoots 120 film. I am delighted with both the design and the pictures it takes. I lugged it to NYC last week and shot 120 pictures that are still at the photo lab as I type this.

Great minds think alike, and a dude in TX just began a 3D printed pinhole camera Kickstarter campaign to finance his testing and design. At this writing, he still has opportunities to buy the camera and CAD files to 3D print one.
http://pinholeprinted.com/

My cameras are freely available as STL files for download so that you can 3D print your own or have someone else (like a maker/hacker space) 3D print you one. You are free to alter the source files to modify the camera to your liking (i.e. add a Hello Kitty face, or change the format / focal length). They are not, however, licensed for commercial use.

PINHE4D - 35mm
http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:132517
http://www.flickr.com/photos/theschlem/sets/72157635189094287/

PINH5AD - 4x5
http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:143882
http://www.flickr.com/photos/theschlem/sets/72157635640450384/

P6*6 - 120
http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:157844
http://www.flickr.com/photos/theschlem/sets/72157636632862045/

I also started a 3D Printed Camera group on Flickr; we're still a little short on members.
http://www.flickr.com/groups/2263247/

I hope you join us in our adventures! Thanks for looking!
schlem