|Above Left - front shutter mechanism has been removed and a slot cut for the camera module ribbon cable to go through.|
Above Right - Film chamber greatly cut down to make as much room as possible for compontents to be added.
Left - Above components back together. The side part of the shutter mechanism is still in place with flash contact wires seen at the top. This part of the shutter mechanism allows for the wind knob to the turned to cock the mechanism, then pushing the front shutter button will trip the mechanism and short the flash contacts together. The flash contact will act as a shutter button to take a photo.
I did bend the flash contact to get it to work more reliably as a shutter. Earl English's notes at http://www.earlrock.us/argus/argus75flash/index.html were helpful for this purpose.
|Above Left - The original lens has been removed and the hole enlarged for the camera module's lens to poke through.|
Above Right - Camera module installed and lens is poking through. The retainer for the original lens will be placed back into the opening to make it look more original.
Left - The camera module is attached from the back using foam mounting squares.
is a front view of the finished product. The red LED at the top
left blinks for self timer, slowly at first, then quickly for the last
second before the image is taken. At the middle right you can see
the infrared receiver for the remote control. The Instant/Time
adjustment has no function. If you cock the shutter using the
wind knob, the shutter button will function to take a square image,
thus matching the original format, and the same as you see when looking
through the viewfinder.|
The "Digital" lettering at the bottom is a vinyl decal created with the help of my wife and her Silhouette Cameo craft cutting machine.