The “Want to Build a Scanner but where to Start” thread was the inspiration for this. I’ve been thinking about this for a while now and am ready to finally create a thread concerning it. As I mentioned in my introductory post, my father studied electronics in the 1990s. When I brought up the topic of building a film scanner and explained it to him, he basically had a reaction that said, “this’ll be easy”. I can already envision how I want it to look, and honestly, it may look similar to Kinograph V2. I really like the design. I already know what camera to get, but a few things:
- RGB or white LEDs? Should they constantly stay on or not? What kinds?
- What film sensor will work best?
- How to maintain constant speed? What motors?
- Where to get 3D printed parts? I currently do not have a 3D printer.
I’ll try to think of a few more, but that’s all I have for now. My biggest fear: programming an Arduino. I have no clue what that is. My father is familiar with them, though. What exactly does it do? Do you use that to help tell the camera when to take a snapshot? How would I go about programming an Arduino to work with the camera, lights, etc. This is the main reason why I haven’t started my own build. Any answers will be very helpful.