Redditor Demonstrates Perfect Symbiosis of New and Old Technology

I love this. Redditor chimponabike had a problem. He describes himself as having “sausage fingers”, and as such found the shutter locking mechanism for his analogue camera that very hard to turn. So what did he do? He 3D-printed a lever for it.

A perfect encapsulation of ‘The Fixer’s Manifesto‘: if it’s broken, fix it. Because everyday practical problem solving is the most beautiful form of creativity there is. If it’s not broken, improve it. A small, clever tweak can improve how something works for years to come.

The camera – Release button is on the bottom front. This is my camera
The release button and the lock ring – in this position it is locked.
The release button and the lock ring

The 3D-Printed part created – measurements made by measuring with calipers and some mathThe 3D-Printed part I created


The new lever in it’s place – locked
The new lever in it039s place

The new lever in it’s place – and unlocked
Size comparison

Size comparison
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Via reddit DIY.

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