Finally my 3D printed brass mounting brackets have arrived after more than a month of waiting! The project goes on…One secures the digital components to the Nikkormat body and the other secures the EVF in place. I had these made at i.materialise in Belgium out of brass. They get gold plated by default so I feel like my ghetto camera hack has some gold teeth to match now.
The camera takes its first breaths. Proof that it lives! I know it still looks like crap but the looks will be the final stage. Unfortunately I somehow damaged the accessory port and the camera doesnt recognise the EVF I have a backup 5N that was broken on ebay for parts, but the lcd output on the mainboard on that one doesnt work and the EVF does… cant believe it. Which means I have to find another 5N mainboard from a broken camera that works. Next stage is the transferring camera controls to the Nikkormat buttons.