RPi Holga

My cramming of a Raspberry Pi into a Holga film camera case.

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I had a Raspberry Pi Model A and a camera module laying around. I stumbled upon Kimondo's Digital Holga 120d project and decided to build one myself. I started off with his ideas and went my own direction where I felt necessary.

I have more detailed notes on my website. There are some example images on the Hackaday 10th Anniversary Meetup page.

  • 1 × Holga 120N Camera
  • 1 × Raspberry Pi Model A
  • 1 × Raspberry Pi Camera Module
  • 1 × Wifi Adapter One with a RealTec 8188 Chipset than can work on 3.3v
  • 1 × DC-DC Buck Converter Step-Down Power Supply Module

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    Step 1

    Camera Modifications

    1. Remove film reel and film frame plastic
    2. Cut down plastic tabs to make room inside
    3. Remove foam
    4. Disassemble shutter housing
    5. Remove shutter mechanism
    6. Remove plastic lens, put other parts back, this gives enough room for pi camera to look through lens hole
    7. Line up and drill holes to mount Pi camera
    8. Remove film advance knob
    9. Drill holes in top hollow area for wires for DC-DC converter
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    Step 2

    Camera Mounting

    1. Screw Pi camera in place so it looks through shutter hole
    2. Create a replacement shutter button using perfboard and a button
    3. Feed camera ribbon cable and button wires through middle square hole
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    Step 3

    Power Supply Mounting

    1. Solder wires for input and output power
    2. Pull wires through holes made into top housing
    3. Sit module inside of hollow area under top plate in the middle, where flash would be on the FN model
    4. Use tension of wires to keep board in place

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James McDuffie wrote 10/09/2014 at 21:12 point
Thanks! Yes that was me. I uploaded some of the photos taken with it to the
meetup page:
First 16 are from the camera. Also this guy was my inspiration:

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Adam Fabio wrote 10/09/2014 at 04:21 point
Hey did you have this at Hackaday's 10th anniversary party? I saw it and thought it was a regular Holga shooting 120. Very nice job fitting everything inside the case!

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