Open-Source Box Camera You Can Build at Home
(The Phoblographer) Kevin Kadooka has created a new, entirely open-source box camera called the Lux. An unassuming little black box with bits of modern flair, the Lux was made with a 3D printed body and a single leaf shutter controlled by an Arduino processor. It also has a waist high viewfinder to help shoot on 120 medium format film. The Lux isn’t for sale but is made with an open source mentality, so this is a camera anyone can make at home. Aside from the 65mm Anchor Optics lens, all it needs is easily purchased off-the-shelf components and 3D printed parts.
To help others build the camera, Kadooka outlined the exact build of his camera with a complete parts list, the Arduino code, and all the 3D model files to fabricate the body. Check out more images of the Lux camera and what it can shoot after the jump. Click here to find the instructions to build your own Kadooka Lux camera.