OpenReflex Revisited

By on July 8th, 2014 in Usage


Remember the guy who 3D printed a real, live, working optical camera? He’s doing it again, only this time it’s a lot more advanced. 

Léo Marius is “the guy” behind the OpenReflex project. This time he’s launched a crowdfunding campaign to raise funds to dramatically enhance the camera design, with a goal of providing everyone with free access to the files so that you can 3D print your own advanced camera. He says: 

The main goal is to make the camera easier to build and use, but too, I hope, to gather a community around this OpenSource project and permit it to continue to evolve after the campaign. A particular attention will be gave to the documentation to facilitate the diffusion and the reappropriation and everything, of course will stay OpenSource.

  • The specific improvements include: 
  • Real compatibility with 35mm film
  • Easy-to-use, spring-activated shutter with synchronized mirror
  • New case design
  • Guide for re-using existing lenses with the OpenReflex
  • Clearer documentation

The project may also attempt electronic integration if fundraising goes well. 

You can participate by donating to the project; it offers a wide variety of options that can fit everyone’s needs. If the project is successful, everyone will be able to make their own working camera. 

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By Kerry Stevenson

Kerry Stevenson, aka "General Fabb" has written over 8,000 stories on 3D printing at Fabbaloo since he launched the venture in 2007, with an intention to promote and grow the incredible technology of 3D printing across the world. So far, it seems to be working!