[Darkroom] darkroom darkroom darkroom projects

Sean Cusack sean.p.cusack at gmail.com
Tue Aug 3 01:08:24 PDT 2010

I'm up for #2 fo shizzle since I've been working on building an anodizing
line anyways (and have titanium wire, 6061 Al cathodes, and a bunch of
polypro boxes that would do well for this purpose). Not to mention, I've got
access to our lab's chemicals to make our initial runs pretty simple. All
we're really missing is a power supply. Lilia - are you an anodizing pro
already? All I know about it is what I've gleaned from google, so clearly
some beta-testing will be in order. (and PS - I'll be at the space tomorrow
night to talk more if you're interested)

As for construction - Ben, did you ever get a fix on that epoxy topped
table? If not, I can take some measurements and build/seal one so we can get
the sink rocking here soon.


On Tue, Aug 3, 2010 at 12:43 AM, Lilia Markham <liliakai at gmail.com> wrote:

> Hey guys and gals,
> I have a couple of darkroom-related projects I'd like to throw out there in
> case anyone's interested in working on them with me. Not to mention an
> ulterior motive to promote discussion on this list and generate motivation
> for finishing the darkroom. Go darkroom go!
> 1. Build a digital enlarger out of an old lcd projector for making analogue
> prints from digital images. I have such a projector and a vague idea of what
> to do with it, but could definitely use some design input.
> 2. Photoanodizing - printing pictures in the darkroom directly onto raw
> metal objects. For great justice. This should be as simple as getting an
> anodizing kit together and bringing it into the darkroom. The hard part will
> be experimenting with different types of emulsion and developer to get good
> print quality. As a bonus we'll also be able to anodize and dye metal parts
> sans the photo process.
> Any takers?
> - Lilia
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