Advancing 110 film manually
February 12, 2006 12:01 PM Subscribe
I just built a tiny pinhole camera that mounts onto a 110 film cartridge. The directions I've found call for using a coin to turn the tiny gear to advance the film. I can't get that to work really at all. Any advice?
posted by Plutor to sports, hobbies, & recreation (6 answers total)
I slightly modified these directions
(sorry, Flash). They say: "On the top of the cartridge, you should see a raised disk with a gear inside. ... Using a coin, turn the gear counter-clockwise..." Since even a ridged coin like a quarter hardly has any grip on the gear whatsoever, it takes all of my dexterity to get it to advance the film at all. And the gear has a lot of give (at least half a turn) before it actually starts pulling on the film, so trying to just push it forward with a paperclip doesn't seem to do much.
What sort of "do it myself" solution can you think of?