by Harold Sorto September 12, 2016

Amos Dudley designed and 3D printed a fully functional analog camera. The SLO (Single Lens Objective) camera uses 35mm film to capture images and it contains a modular structure that allows for swappable parts.

Photo taken with SLO Camera. Credit: Formlabs

Most of the camera's parts were 3D printed with a Formlabs 2 SLA printer. The camera's lens was printed on a stereolithography printer and prepared with a custom built polishing machine. The machine evenly removed excess material from the lens in order to make it transparent and clear.

Lens Polishing Machine - Credit: Amos Dudley

Amos decided to design and 3D print an analog camera because it "takes the sense of a moment and turns it into a tangible image". He also mentions that an analog camera is somewhat similar to a 3D printer since it "turns the content of my thoughts into real shape and form".

Learn More:  Amos Dudley - SLO Camera, Formlabs: Analog CameraCompletely 3D Printed Camera

 Photo Credit: Formlabs and Amos Dudley

Harold Sorto
Harold Sorto


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