Surely many of you still have an old analog camera to take pictures that you do not want to throw away or that you simply feel sorry for doing. Well, thanks to free hardware, you don't have to throw this device away. Months ago a project called I'M Back came out which is being a success and which already has a premium version for those looking to recycle analog cameras and turn them digital, that is, without using film reels.
I'm Back doesn't just use free hardware such as Raspberry Pi or Pi Cam but also offers a guide for the most novice user can turn your old camera into a powerful digital camera.
All this only cost 40 dollars and in return you will not only get the Raspberry Pi and the lcd screen but you will also get the assembly guide and the file to print on a 3D printer. The resulting device looks like an old camera that has an old leather support case, but inside it is something else as it has the Raspberry Pi board, the Pi Cam and an LCD screen where the user can see what he has photographed as well as what he will photograph.
I'm Back has obtained in a short time the necessary financing to go on sale
You can find the project in more detail at Your Website, a fairly complete page where we can see how I'm Back is also compatible with other Free Hardware boards like Arduino or Orange Pi, without forgetting Micro: Bit and the different versions of Raspberry Pi.
Of course I'm Back won't make us have a state-of-the-art SLR camera, but without a doubt, this project will make us recycle our old devices and that on the other hand we will have a camera that will get us out of more than one trouble, such as a mobile camera, but without depending on a smartphone.