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.
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.
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".
Photo Credit: Formlabs and Amos Dudley