Cardboard box slide duplicator

Photography & Video
Cardboard box slide duplicator
slideBox1.jpg
slideBox2.jpg

Here’s a super-simple set-up for transferring analog film to digital:

A lens (or a macro lens, or a lens with extension rings) is inserted into the circular hole in the front. A negative holder made of two sheets of vinyl with spacers is at the opposite end. After the film is inserted, the box is closed, and camera is aligned.

Since any remote source of light will be hopelessly out of focus in such setup, no special diffuser is really necessary. I normally use an LCD display.

Shoebox Slide Duplicator

Discuss this article with the rest of the community on our Discord server!
Tagged

Gareth Branwyn is a freelance writer and the former Editorial Director of Maker Media. He is the author or editor of over a dozen books on technology, DIY, and geek culture. He is currently a contributor to Boing Boing, Wink Books, and Wink Fun. His free weekly-ish maker tips newsletter can be found at garstipsandtools.com.

View more articles by Gareth Branwyn

ADVERTISEMENT

Ready to dive into the realm of hands-on innovation? This collection serves as your passport to an exhilarating journey of cutting-edge tinkering and technological marvels, encompassing 15 indispensable books tailored for budding creators.

Escape to an island of imagination + innovation as Maker Faire Bay Area returns for its 15th iteration!

Buy Tickets today! SAVE 15% and lock-in your preferred date(s).

FEEDBACK