[Darkroom] any 110 film enthusiasts?

Kelly hurtstotouchfire at gmail.com
Wed Oct 26 12:43:22 PDT 2011


Also Jason, you could makerbot a non-functional prototype if you want,
but it's probably just as good to work on the 3d model in software.
It's possible that some of the consumer-level professional options for
higher-quality fabrication could make you these cartridges, and they
are pretty affordable. I don't know what the main sites are that
people use but I've seen some very fine results. Anyone?

-Kelly

On Wed, Oct 26, 2011 at 12:40, Kelly <hurtstotouchfire at gmail.com> wrote:
> Jas you've been holding out on us!
>
> Can we get any more details on this sprocket-punching machine you
> made? Is this anywhere near the precision necessary for punching 35mm
> sprocket holes? Because then I could revive my fantasy of buying 11"
> EIR and cutting it down into 35mm.
>
> -Kelly
>
> On Wed, Oct 26, 2011 at 12:17, Jas Strong <modulararithmetic at gmail.com> wrote:
>> On Wed, Oct 26, 2011 at 11:33 AM, Kelly <hurtstotouchfire at gmail.com> wrote:
>>> I've never taken one of these apart, co I'm not clear on what part of
>>> the cartridge is actually destroyed in the development process
>>
>> You normally open them by breaking them in half.  There isn't room in
>> the cart design for an opening mechanism with appropriate light seals;
>>  there's basically no chance of makerbotting one either, because the
>> required wall thicknesses are very thin.  So, yeah, good luck with
>> that.
>>
>> You also need the sprocket holes (which don't actually get used to
>> wind the film on-  it's there to actuate the shutter cocking lever).
>> When I reloaded them back in about 1998 I had to make a machine to
>> punch the holes, which was a colossal pain in the arse.
>>
>> -J.
>>
>


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