Posts Tagged ‘mechanical’

Heartbeat: Beautiful DIY Pinhole Cameras Powered by Watch Movements

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Pinhole cameras can be easily and cheaply made using things you have lying around the house… or you can go to the opposite end of the spectrum and fashion yourself a highly intricate pinhole camera. That’s what Korean photographer Kwanghun Hyun did with his Heartbeat cameras. The two cameras created so far feature one crazy design choice: they use intricate watch movements as their internal timing mechanisms.
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Sun and Cloud is the World’s First “Self-Generating” Digital Camera

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If flashlights can be solar and mechanically powered, why can’t digital cameras? Turns out they can. Superheadz Japan has launched a new digital camera called the “Sun & Cloud.” It’s the world’s first digital camera that’s capable of generating its own power so that you don’t need to constantly be worrying about battery drain and recharging.
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Kaufmann’s Posographe: An Amazing Exposure Calculator from the 1920s

Kaufmann’s Posographe is an intricate pocket-sized mechanical calculator invented back in the 1920s. Measuring 13x8cm and filled with tiny scribblings, the device allowed photographers to approximate the exposure values they needed by simply sliding around six small pointers.
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Shoot Time Lapse Photos with Any Camera Using a Motorized Finger

Time-lapses are usually created using intervalometers — devices that electronically trigger the shutter on a camera at set intervals for long periods of time — but what if you don’t have a camera that can use one? If you’re good with your hands, you can create a mechanical “intervalometer” that uses a motorized finger to trigger your shutter instead. Instructables member Constructer wrote up a pretty neat tutorial showing how you can build one yourself.