Lux is a work of beauty. This velvet looking camera is a has a waist level viewfinder and it shoots 120 film. Made by Kevin Kadooka it is 100% open source with everything up for improvement and modification, from the 3D printed body, to the electronic shutter (powered by Arduino) ending with the brilliant view finder.
This time he is making a fully open-sourced camera and no need for backing to get one. You can build your own with the electronics and 3d files openly available.
The camera itself is beautiful black with a brilliant viewfinder and a sexy shutter button (that can glow in red light)
The camera breaks into four parts per Kevin’s open-sources and makerability vision: “…part of being open-source, in my opinion, is for it to be easily modified or repaired. As such, the unit shouldn’t be hermetically sealed with glue, anti-tamper screws, etc. Lux splits into four segments, with nuts and bolts so that it can be easily modified.“
To facilitate framing, the camera is equipped with a brilliant viewfinder.
And photos are taken with a Single Leaf Shutter controlled by an Arrduino
The vision from Kevin is to make a 100% DIYable camera: Lux is my proof-of-concept platform for my new electronic shutter (see SLS, single leaf shutter). A secondary goal for this camera was to make it completely homegrown, meaning no parts from existing camera manufacturers, only using single-element lenses from Anchor Optics.
Here are some scanned pictures taken with the Lux: