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Lomography is the world's largest community of analogue photographers. Its 600,000 members are challenging you to create accessories for their Konstruktor series analogue camera.

Just EXTENDED two weeks, so there's still time to submit!

The brand new Konstruktor should be interesting to anyone that loves building things with their own hands. This series gives you the opportunity to easily build your very own 35mm SLR camera from scratch. Best of all? The Konstruktor produces wonderfully sharp and vibrant photos which capture the joyful essence of SLR analogue photography. They need you to build accessories to round out the Konstruktor experience.

A little bit more on the Konstruktor experience


The Konstruktor is Lomography’s very first SLR camera. SLR stands for ‘Single Lens Reflex’; with this type of camera, it’s possible to have a lot of control to focus on and view exactly what you shoot. All you have to do is look through the top-down viewfinder, and then, focus using the ring on the lens. The viewfinder also has a handy magnifier so you can get a better view of what you’re shooting.

Through the fantastically fun process of assembling this beautiful machine, you’ll learn the essence of photography and be able to shoot wonderfully sharp and vibrant analogue photos. It’s time to take the next step on your exciting photographic adventure and boost your creativity to the max. With the Konstruktor, you don’t just capture analogue beauty, you Konstruct it!

This Challenge will have 3 separate categories:


- Lens accessory: cap, filter mount, or a pinhole cap
- Grip: keep the Konstruktor steady for tough shots
- Holder: shoot 2 Konstruktors at once for 3D photos

It is important to consider the branding of the Konstruktor and Lomography. Lomographic products are all characterized by the following traits: they are practical and sensual, they look good, they’re friendly, inexpensive, sexy, un-political, a tad intellectual (but not too high-brow) and distributed worldwide. Their sole purpose is to do nothing other than serve the daily, thousandfold desires of Lomographic creative expression!

Extra details for getting started on your design

Shop Konstruktor cameras.

Learn more about Konstruktor cameras.

Find out how to build a Konstructor with lots of images and videos. We're asking for a template model to build off of but will get you the dimensions at the least. Stay tuned for this via the download specifications button, soon.

Requirements

  • You must include:
    - STEP or IGES version
    - Rendering of your design
    - STL version optimized for 3D printing

  • You are encouraged to include:
    - Native CAD file format
    - Why your design is unique and functional

  • The winning design will:
    - Match Lomography and Konstruktor brands.
    - Be unique.
    - Be sleek.
    - Be simple.

Download specification

Rules

  • The competition is open to everyone. Multiple entries are acceptable. Team entries are welcome - prize will be transferred to team leader. Participants may only win one prize per Challenge.

  • Tag your entry with “lomography” when uploading to GrabCAD. If you submit through the "Submit entry" button, this should be added automatically. Only entries with valid tag will participate. Only entries uploaded to GrabCAD through the "Submit entry" button on this Challenge page will be considered an entry.

  • By entering this competition, you 1. Warrant that the work is your original work. 2. To the best of your knowledge, it is not, and has not been in production or otherwise previously published or exhibited. 3. Neither the work nor its use infringes the intellectual property rights (whether a patent, utility model, functional design right, aesthetic design right, trade mark, copyright or any other intellectual property right) of any other person.
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    If you think an entry may infringe on existing copyrighted materials, please email challenges@grabcad.com.

  • Applicants are not entitled to any compensation or reimbursement for any costs. The applicant’s participation shall not constitute employment, assignment or offer of employment or assignment.

  • Winning designs will be chosen based on the rules and requirements. The Challenge ends on November 15, 2013 (11:59pm UTC). Winner will be announced by December 15, 2013.

    EXTENDED: The Challenge ends on November 30, 2013 (11:59pm UTC). Winner will be announced by December 31, 2013.

  • The awarded participant is solely liable for the payment of all taxes, duties and other similar measures if imposed on the reward pursuant to the legislation of the country of his/her residence, domicile, citizenship, workplace, or any other criterion of similar nature.

  • We will release the finalists before the final announcement to give the Community an opportunity to "vote" for their favorites in the comments. The jury will take these into consideration when picking the final winner. This new addition is based on feedback from you!

  • Only public entries will be considered. Any private submissions will be made public at the Challenge deadline.

  • Void where prohibited.

Prizes

TOP 5 designs in each category will receive a Lomography set of analogue camera

About the jury?

The jury is comprised of experts from Lomography and GrabCAD.

About Lomography

Lomography is the largest analogue photography community, site and store in the world with 600,000 members!

Our product collection began with the incredible Lomo LC-A whose success let us keep the iron hot and striking with a steady stream of tasty and stimulating products. Our camera assortment has grown to include an assortment of offbeat optics that produce their own unique and incredible images: the medium format Diana+ and Lubitel 166+, the irresistible Diana Mini, our Instax products, devastating Colorsplash items, the stunning Fisheye camera, multi-lensed cameras such as the SuperSampler and Oktomat and last but not least, the Horizon panoramic cameras, provide a range of formats for intense Lomographic output. Alongside these creative tools you’ll find one of the most comprehensive offerings of film in the world and a full line of publications, bags, fashion and accessories; thereby rounding out an entire Lomographic lifestyle of irresistible items.

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67 comments

  • Hardi Meybaum

    Hardi Meybaum 6 months ago

    I'm very excited abut this challenge. As owner of Holga camera from Lomography I can't wait to see what GrabCAD community will come up with. No mather what it is, I hope I can buy it soon.

    Hardi Meybaum has uploaded 6 CAD models & has left 1782 comments.
  • BEN RABAH Taki Eddine

    BEN RABAH Taki Eddine 6 months ago

    I will do my best for this challenge, Good luck for all the CrabCader's!

    BEN RABAH Taki Eddine has uploaded 39 CAD models & has left 1906 comments.
  • Tan Wei Kok

    Tan Wei Kok 6 months ago

    Shall wait for a kind soul to create Konstruktor's Solidworks assembly >) Or can I drop by Singapore store and take some measurements?

    Tan Wei Kok has uploaded 22 CAD models & has left 170 comments.
  • Lauri Poldre

    Lauri Poldre 6 months ago

    @Tai - yes we will post the files shortly.

    Lauri Poldre has uploaded 1 CAD models & has left 115 comments.
  • korsa-team

    korsa-team 6 months ago

    plz give me dimension of the pinhole

    korsa-team has uploaded 0 CAD models & has left 1 comments.
  • Sara Sigel

    Sara Sigel 6 months ago

    STEP version of the camera is now available via the download specification button! More to come soon.

    Sara Sigel has uploaded 1 CAD models & has left 1626 comments.
  • Tommy Mueller

    Tommy Mueller 6 months ago

    Woot woot!

    Tommy Mueller has uploaded 130 CAD models & has left 1773 comments.
  • Danny Tasmakis

    Danny Tasmakis 6 months ago

    Very cool challenge! May I ask what the Lomography set of analogue cameras consists of?

    Danny Tasmakis has uploaded 54 CAD models & has left 725 comments.
  • Jonathan

    Jonathan 6 months ago

    .stp model "lense" area looks different than as seen on the website.......any suggestions? Or is the .stp model shown without the "lense" and we create it?

    Jonathan has uploaded 126 CAD models & has left 1176 comments.
  • Noah

    Noah 6 months ago

    is the camara waterproof?

    Noah has uploaded 0 CAD models & has left 1 comments.
  • Danny Tasmakis

    Danny Tasmakis 6 months ago

    @ Noah it just manages to be light proof let alone waterproof that's the beauty of the camera.....unpredictable.

    Danny Tasmakis has uploaded 54 CAD models & has left 725 comments.
  • Danny Tasmakis

    Danny Tasmakis 6 months ago

    @ Jonathan the lens in the .stp file is incomplete it only has parts B16, B18 & S4 parts missing for the lens are A8, B17 & S1. Pretty ironic seeing that one of the categories is a Lens accessory.

    Danny Tasmakis has uploaded 54 CAD models & has left 725 comments.
  • Albertus Putra

    Albertus Putra 6 months ago

    just want to share guide to take stereoscopic photography:
    http://www.funsci.com/fun3_en/stscp/stscp.htm#1
    does anyone have another useful similar information ?

    Albertus Putra has uploaded 54 CAD models & has left 111 comments.
  • Albertus Putra

    Albertus Putra 6 months ago

    stereoscopic photography is used to make a 3D photo, which means it would add some depths to the photo
    if anyone have any source about it, please share here

    Albertus Putra has uploaded 54 CAD models & has left 111 comments.
  • Sara Sigel

    Sara Sigel 6 months ago

    The lens STL files are coming soon! Sorry for the delay.

    Sara Sigel has uploaded 1 CAD models & has left 1626 comments.
  • Albertus Putra

    Albertus Putra 6 months ago

    please provide the other little parts like shutter release button and frame counter

    Albertus Putra has uploaded 54 CAD models & has left 111 comments.
  • Sara Sigel

    Sara Sigel 6 months ago

    The new specifications are available for download. Who's ready to CAD?!

    Sara Sigel has uploaded 1 CAD models & has left 1626 comments.
  • Tommy Mueller

    Tommy Mueller 6 months ago

    I just downloaded the new specs; the Konstuktor model is still missing the film winders (film counter, take up spool, & winding key), and the shutter release button. Also, there's an extra (duplicated) front body part to remove from the assembly.

    Using Solidworks 2013

    Tommy Mueller has uploaded 130 CAD models & has left 1773 comments.
  • Jonathan

    Jonathan 6 months ago

    @ Danny, for sure, I thought there was something missing with the lense. Probably why this challenge has so few submissions so far..... ) Maybe it's fixed, anyone know?

    Jonathan has uploaded 126 CAD models & has left 1176 comments.
  • Andy Nicholson

    Andy Nicholson 6 months ago

    looking at the entries so far, most seem to be holders for 2 cameras to try and get 3D photography. Why is this? new popular hobby? current trend?

    Andy Nicholson has uploaded 15 CAD models & has left 47 comments.
  • Matthew Stonebraker

    Matthew Stonebraker 6 months ago

    I don't think I agree, Andy. At the time of writing this, 6 of the 15 entries are the 3D holders, which is 40%. Given that there are three categories for this contest, we'd expect it to be 33% 3D camera holders (which might be a faulty assumpetion), so I think we're well within statistical norms for this sample size. I mean at one point the competition entries were 100% lens accessories.

    Matthew Stonebraker has uploaded 6 CAD models & has left 49 comments.
  • Andy Nicholson

    Andy Nicholson 6 months ago

    nope sorry I'm an idiot there. I was just skimming through the submissions and I failed to see that 1 of the criteria is to design a 3D photo holder. Apologies for my ignorance

    Andy Nicholson has uploaded 15 CAD models & has left 47 comments.
  • seghier khaled

    seghier khaled 6 months ago

    i have question ; can the company make camera like in this photo ( mirror of the original)
    http://img401.imageshack.us/img401/7401/q7bq.jpg

    seghier khaled has uploaded 0 CAD models & has left 89 comments.
  • Sara Sigel

    Sara Sigel 5 months ago

    @Seghier I'd stick to the manufactured camera as it's currently produced for your entry. I like the outside the box thinking though.

    Sara Sigel has uploaded 1 CAD models & has left 1626 comments.
  • Sara Sigel

    Sara Sigel 5 months ago

    Only two days left, avoid the rush near the deadline and submit today!

    Sara Sigel has uploaded 1 CAD models & has left 1626 comments.
  • Sara Sigel

    Sara Sigel 5 months ago

    Great news: Lomography is so excited by entries coming in that they extended the Challenge to Nov 30th (UTC). Now is the time to add another entry, start your first, or finish up the mega-idea you've been crafting. Let us see your accessory idea!

    Sara Sigel has uploaded 1 CAD models & has left 1626 comments.
  • Rob Bone

    Rob Bone 5 months ago

    Sweet! More time!

    Rob Bone has uploaded 5 CAD models & has left 11 comments.
  • Andy Nicholson

    Andy Nicholson 5 months ago

    Can someone please clarify something. The CAD model and associated drawings for the konstructor camera sent by lomography clearly shows 4 small screws on the front of the lense. Myself and other submitters have used these screws as a way to fix attachments to the camera. Every time I see a photo of the real camera, there are no screws on the front. Is there a stocker over these screws? Or is the model & drawings not the same as the real thing? Can this query be resolved plleas because i thought my design was good, but it won't work if there's no screw holes.

    Andy Nicholson has uploaded 15 CAD models & has left 47 comments.
  • Christian Polt

    Christian Polt 5 months ago

    Hi Andy, you are right, the screws are covered with an extra plastic ring - you can take it off, but this needs some brutality, so to enhance the convenience of you products it would be great to find a different way of mounting. Thanks for pariticpating, christian

    Christian Polt has uploaded 0 CAD models & has left 2 comments.
  • Andy Nicholson

    Andy Nicholson 4 months ago

    Yes!! I finally won something! What happens now?

    Andy Nicholson has uploaded 15 CAD models & has left 47 comments.
  • Ajay Agrawal

    Ajay Agrawal 4 months ago

    I just wanted to know that in Grip section they said
    - Grip: keep the Konstruktor steady for tough shots
    then how can be store of film can win this section.
    Film Pack Rack - Lomography Challenge
    that film wont allow to keep your camera stedy.

    Ajay Agrawal has uploaded 26 CAD models & has left 88 comments.
  • Dimitar

    Dimitar 4 months ago

    Dimitar has uploaded 43 CAD models & has left 49 comments.
  • megha agrawal

    megha agrawal 4 months ago

    I agree with Ajay Agrawal.
    How can they judge out of criteria.?
    @Tommy Mueller - please don't take it personal your model is super but I also wanted to what Ajay Agrawal raised.

    megha agrawal has uploaded 2 CAD models & has left 5 comments.
  • Sara Sigel

    Sara Sigel 4 months ago

    @Ajay and @Megha The storage case acts as a grip. It's not traditional but the Lomography team loved the inventiveness. Thanks for the feedback!

    Sara Sigel has uploaded 1 CAD models & has left 1626 comments.
  • Hari prasath

    Hari prasath 4 months ago

    When the results will be released in finished tab?

    Hari prasath has uploaded 49 CAD models & has left 35 comments.
  • Andy Nicholson

    Andy Nicholson 4 months ago

    what happens now? how do we get the prizes?

    Andy Nicholson has uploaded 15 CAD models & has left 47 comments.
  • Ajay Agrawal

    Ajay Agrawal 4 months ago

    @andy they will contact you directlly no need to worry about your prize.

    Ajay Agrawal has uploaded 26 CAD models & has left 88 comments.
  • Andy Nicholson

    Andy Nicholson 4 months ago

    @ajay Thanks, do they email or contact via GrabCAD?

    Andy Nicholson has uploaded 15 CAD models & has left 47 comments.
  • Ajay Agrawal

    Ajay Agrawal 4 months ago

    they will mail you on your GrabCad ID

    Ajay Agrawal has uploaded 26 CAD models & has left 88 comments.
  • hariharan

    hariharan 4 months ago

    @Christian Polt and sara how can you choose Film Pack Rack - Lomography Challenge this entry as finelist in grip section this is not according to rules you described.

    hariharan has uploaded 0 CAD models & has left 1 comments.
  • Andy Nicholson

    Andy Nicholson 4 months ago

    Hi, if anyone is interested, Lomography has posted an article about this challenge on their website now. It features all the finalists designs.

    I am slightly confused though. The prize says top 5 designs in EACH category wins a camera set. The websitr article states the designs as 'finalists' not winners abd then asks readers to choose their favourite as a winner. The rules also states that finalists will be announced then a final winner chosen. is thete 15 prizes (5 from each category) or just 1 prize for an overall winner? Also, when will the winners be contacted? Rules state winner announced by 31st Dec, it's now 8th Jan and nothing has progressed.

    Well done to those featured on Lomography website!

    Andy Nicholson has uploaded 15 CAD models & has left 47 comments.
  • Hari prasath

    Hari prasath 3 months ago

    Hi Andy Please give the link for lomography article....

    Hari prasath has uploaded 49 CAD models & has left 35 comments.
  • Andy Nicholson

    Andy Nicholson 3 months ago

    Andy Nicholson has uploaded 15 CAD models & has left 47 comments.
  • Chuma A

    Chuma A 3 months ago

    Wow. I won! Looking forward to playing around with my new camera. Thanks to GrabCAD and Lomography. :-)

    Chuma A has uploaded 1 CAD models & has left 13 comments.
  • Andy Nicholson

    Andy Nicholson 3 months ago

    Congrats Chuma. Have they contacted you yet?

    Andy Nicholson has uploaded 15 CAD models & has left 47 comments.
  • Chuma A

    Chuma A 3 months ago

    No, they haven't. I'm guessing they would quite soon.

    Chuma A has uploaded 1 CAD models & has left 13 comments.
  • Hari prasath

    Hari prasath 3 months ago

    Thanks Andy...

    Hari prasath has uploaded 49 CAD models & has left 35 comments.
  • sam

    sam 3 months ago

    hello
    always no contact for prices
    congrats all winners

    sam has uploaded 23 CAD models & has left 12 comments.
  • Andy Nicholson

    Andy Nicholson 3 months ago

    still no contact from anyone about prizes. surely we should have been contacted by now?

    Andy Nicholson has uploaded 15 CAD models & has left 47 comments.
  • Sara Sigel

    Sara Sigel 3 months ago

    @Sam and @Andy we will be reaching out to you soon. Sorry for the delay! Look for an email from Kristiina at GrabCAD.

    Sara Sigel has uploaded 1 CAD models & has left 1626 comments.
  • Imprenta3D

    Imprenta3D 3 months ago

    email received :-)

    Imprenta3D has uploaded 6 CAD models & has left 38 comments.
  • Dimitar

    Dimitar 3 months ago

    Still no email for me :(

    Dimitar has uploaded 43 CAD models & has left 49 comments.
  • Sara Sigel

    Sara Sigel 3 months ago

    @Dimitar Is your email associated with your GrabCAD account up to date? Send the best email to reach you at to sara@grabcad.com

    Sara Sigel has uploaded 1 CAD models & has left 1626 comments.
  • Dimitar

    Dimitar 3 months ago

    Thank you! I'm good too now :)

    Dimitar has uploaded 43 CAD models & has left 49 comments.
  • sam

    sam 3 months ago

    e mail receved ;-)

    sam has uploaded 23 CAD models & has left 12 comments.
  • Jonathan

    Jonathan 3 months ago

    Thanks GC for this challenge opportunity and the placement. We wouldn't be able to do this without you and the clients you connect us with. Beyond greatful !!

    Jonathan has uploaded 126 CAD models & has left 1176 comments.
  • sam

    sam 2 months ago

    Hello I have received many stickers grab cad but still not my price lomography;'re this normal? thank you

    sam has uploaded 23 CAD models & has left 12 comments.
  • Alexandria

    Alexandria 2 months ago

    me too=(((

    Alexandria has uploaded 13 CAD models & has left 137 comments.
  • Sara Sigel

    Sara Sigel 2 months ago

    @sam and @alexandria Prizes are shipped but time varies based on how far it needs to travel. They're on their way :)

    Sara Sigel has uploaded 1 CAD models & has left 1626 comments.
  • Christian Polt

    Christian Polt 2 months ago

    yes confirmed, Lomography prizes have been shipped within the last days and should arrive sometime next week.

    Christian Polt has uploaded 0 CAD models & has left 2 comments.
  • Alexandria

    Alexandria about 1 month ago

    I received a prize. Thank you!!!

    Alexandria has uploaded 13 CAD models & has left 137 comments.
  • Imprenta3D

    Imprenta3D about 1 month ago

    Konstruktor received. Thanks!!

    Imprenta3D has uploaded 6 CAD models & has left 38 comments.
  • sam

    sam about 1 month ago

    konstruktor not received for me ...

    sam has uploaded 23 CAD models & has left 12 comments.
  • sam

    sam 26 days ago

    no price for me

    sam has uploaded 23 CAD models & has left 12 comments.
  • Branko Stokuca

    Branko Stokuca 24 days ago

    I was also told that I will receive the prize and still nothing.

    Branko Stokuca has uploaded 117 CAD models & has left 1004 comments.
  • Sara Sigel

    Sara Sigel 23 days ago

    @Sam and @Branko I'll follow-up with you through email.

    Sara Sigel has uploaded 1 CAD models & has left 1626 comments.
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