I had to build another camera to try out some of the pre-made internal parts that are being made with a laser cutter for the workshops that may occur this summer. It turns out I have a little more experimenting to do. Everything fit great, but the laser power for scoring the fold lines needs to be reduced and the internal assembly could use a little thicker cardstock. Of course, more cardstock, tape and glue allowed me to finish a solid and reliable camera.
The objective in building this camera was not about reducing the time to completion or anything else about the process. I took my time and made a fully tricked-out camera with graphics matching on the shutters and body on both sides, a full set of viewfinders, an axial and rising pinhole with a double shutter, and a spacing layer under the middle of the WinderMinder so it doesn't pinch the winder collars. It took me all day. I bought this carton of Lakefront Brewery's Hazy Rabbit IPA because the rabbit was funny and it would be fun to make a camera featuring it. I shouldn't have been surprised that the beer turned out to be a lot hoppier than I hoped.
Beginning at the intersection of Irving and Main. Alone on the northwest corner is Mabel Murphy's, a historic college bar (since 1974) which has just recently been rebuilt after burning down. I've photographed it from the back before. The sign is the only thing that survived the fire.