With 3D printers, digital fabrication, a flexible and customizeable design, and help from open-source tools, Kinograph can scan just about anything for a fraction of the price.
Aaaaand, because it's relatively cheap to build, multiple machines can be used to digitize larger collections, significantly reducing time and price for cash-straped institutions.
Watch this short video for an introduction to the Kinograph and the philosophy behind its DIY roots.
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We aren't scared of being open-source. Kinograph's designs will be made available so others can build their own.
But sharing doesn't mean you can't make a living too! We are developing an industrial version of the Kinograph with specialty software that will aide large collections capture and maintain their digital transfer resources.
It's a brave new world in open hardware and we're sorry it's taking so long. We want to see films saved from oblivion just as much as you do. As soon as our designs have been filed with the patent office, we'll be releasing plans with a non-commercial license to the public.
All you 8mm and Super8mm fans. We've got a surprise coming for you. We'll be in touch!
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