I've been a "film is not dead" evangelist for a long time - and have my work on Lomography.com even (no affiliation, I just appreciate their contributions to the film and camera community greatly). But I think there's space for a DIY "from the hip" street digital camera, don't you? One without all the bells and whistles that I find often distract from simply making art, and not some overpriced hipster sh*t sold at UO that automatically syncs with your Instagram to make sure those artificial little pumps of your daily social dopamine don't cease*. Just press a button, take a picture - MAYBE twist a dial but not more. What better enclosure than the no-nonsense, almost brutalist LOMO LC-A for such a project?
*I'm not judging your instagram use. I just think F***book is tearing our social fabric apart :)
So with almost zero 3D modelling experience, only one successful RPi project under my belt, and a collection of skills learnt only from reading books and raw experience...I set out to make the LOMOPI.
Perhaps the fanciest I want to get with this project (other than status LEDs and a charging port which I forgot to include in the printed case...) is to perhaps have a rotary dial for different camera settings. That will allow me to keep a single switch for firing, but allow me to go from photo to video, black and white perhaps and then another burst mode someone suggested (could be similar to an actionsampler)? We'll see - it may be beyond my coding level.
Update: If anyone knows of a nice metal low-profile rotary dial knob (20mm) I would appreciate a link to buy one - I'm only finding the tall ones for amps and such. Black preferred but doesn't have to be - will be etched so it would make my life easier. Cheers!