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07-27-2012, 05:00 PM   #16
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Super cool! Going to download and build one, Thanks KKado!

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Step 1: Prism roof and front body

Let's get started with some instructions! Plenty of pictures incoming, so I hope the mods don't get too mad at me

Here are some things you'll need:
~ 100-150GSM paper
~ 40-70GSM black paper
~ Sharp knife (#11 xacto blade suggested)
~ Metal ruler
~ Paper glue (Elmer's is OK, but something more permanent is recommended. I used Scotch Clear Glue from OfficeMax.
~ Glue stick or spray glue (3M 77, or Elmers Spray Adhesive)
~ 1/4" - 20 nut (If you plan to have a tripod attachment)
~ Some corrugated cardboad, or mat board
~ Patience, patience, patience!

Disclaimer: Not everything on these printouts is exact - you'll probably have to do some trimming here and there.

Top Gear Top Tip: Wash your hands often! Ink and glue will rub off onto your fingers and leave ugly gray marks on the paper.

1. Glue pages 1-3 to the black paper, using spray adhesive or a glues stick. On page 1, the Top Plate and the little trim pieces need not be glued to black paper. You can cut those out and put them aside.

2. Cut out the Prism Roof from page 3. Crease all of the tabs and gently bend the gray lines. The metal ruler will help to make crisp creases.



3. Then glue it together as shown here. Use conservative amount of glue, and remember that it dries the fastest when it's applied in a thin, even coating.



4. Cut out the Body from page 1. Make sure to cut out all parts marked with a red "X." The tripod hole is optional, but if you plan to use a tripod nut, cut it out now. It's tedious, but you'll be rewarded in the end if you're patient



5. Fold it up! Go slowly, and glue only a few tabs at a time.


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Step 2: Shutter and Pinhole

6. Cut out Shutter from Page 3. You can use it as-is, or cut it out of some thin aluminum stock as I have. There's a lot less friction, and it won't get all bent-up in operation.




7. Cut out Shutter Cover from Page 3. Simply glue it over the shutter. Be sure not to glue it to the shutter itself! (That would be a disaster! ) Apply glue conservatively, and clamp it by resting something on top of it.



8. Make a pinhole in some aluminum foil or pie tin. I think 0.3mm is a good diameter. There are plenty of good tutorials out there for making a pinhole. Glue it to the shutter cover piece.



9. Make a small hole in a scrap piece of black paper, and glue that over the pinhole material. This will help reduce internal reflections.

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Step 3: Attaching the Prism to the Body, making the "Lens"

10. Glue the prism to the body. The easiest way is to first glue the forward tab to the body.



11. Then glue the rest of the tabs. There will undoubtedly be a few "pinhole" light leaks at the glue joints. Seal these up with little pieces of black paper.



12. Cut out the Lens Nameplate from Page 1, and the Lens Outer and Lens Inner from page 2.



13. Glue the Lens Inner to the Lens Nameplate.




14. Glue the Lens Outer into a tube (use the Lens Inner as a form, so that they fit snugly into one another). Then glue the assembly from Step 13 into the Lens outer. Let about 4-5mm protrude from Lens Outer, as shown.




15. Glue this assembly to the Body. Cut out the Aperture Ring and Focus Ring from Page 2. Then glue these to the Lens.



That's all for now! I'll finish up the instructions later tonight, or maybe tomorrow. Starting to look like a camera, right?


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Is this the most amazing example of creative and functional origami ever!? It is to me. It is marvellous. There seems to be quite a special mix of card/stock material involved, including what looks like card with a silver back? This should go in the MOMA!
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QuoteOriginally posted by Silent Street Quote
Is this the most amazing example of creative and functional origami ever!? It is to me. It is marvellous. There seems to be quite a special mix of card/stock material involved, including what looks like card with a silver back? This should go in the MOMA!
Technically it's not origami since it's not one square piece of paper, but I'll accept that compliment anyways

The materials really aren't all that special. The black paper is just regular thin black construction paper, and the white paper is thin card stock. And the shiny stuff is just some aluminum stock (1/64" IIRC) I picked up from a local hardware store. The rest of the instructions will be finished up later this week. Until then, happy folding!
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Auction a finished paper pentax on eBay, no reserve. The proceeds of this working camera can then be raked into the Benevolent Pentax Forum Addicts Recovery Program. Neato!
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Asahi Pentax AP & Honeywell Lens Catalogue

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i would certainly be interested. absolutely wonderful job! and brilliant photos.
Why haven't you sent my items which I have paid for?
Why don't you answer mine and other forum members PM's?

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Why haven't you sent my items which I have paid for?
Why don't you answer mine and other forum members PM's?
The user profile says he is banned, which means he is probably unable to respond to, or receive, PM messages.

Probably best to contact the site admin, or contact the guy through whatever other communication methods you might have. (email address?)
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The user profile says he is banned, which means he is probably unable to respond to, or receive, PM messages.

Probably best to contact the site admin, or contact the guy through whatever other communication methods you might have. (email address?)
Hi,

That is why he would have been banned.

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so...why was he banned?
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I was on vacation when this thread was new and only saw it now (because of the off topic bump)
but very interesting stuff! The shots are actually surprisingly good, they have a certain special something about them. Hope you sort out the light leaks.
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Just discover this thread, this is soooo exciting

i'm going to try it, i can't wait to be tomorrow to buy all i need
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I'm going to try this as well, was going to make a 35mm pinhole but this is so much better
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i was wondering : Do i need to find a light meter to adjust the time i expose the picture ?
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