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As mentioned before, the primary function of the Kodak Fun Saver single-use camera is to take pictures at an affordable price.  Before disassembling the camera, it worked without any problems.  All that was needed to operate the camera was to wind the film manually and then press the button to take a picture.  The film has to be wound manually to advance to the next picture because it is a way to reduce the number of accidental pictures taken, so that someone would not end up with a picture of the inside of their pocket.
  
 
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Kodak Funsaver Disposal Camera

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Executive Summary

Our group was asked to analyze the Kodak Fun Saver single-use camera. The main objectives of this project were to analyze the components of the camera, determine their functions, and suggest improvements that can be made to the camera. Before anything else, we made some assumptions about the camera, including an estimation of the number of parts inside the camera, how the camera works, and if the camera worked at all. Then we disassembled the camera piece by piece documenting our observations and took pictures of each part in order to keep track of all of them. The approximate time for the disassembly process was about 1 hour, and was surprisingly easy because of the camera’s simple design. The disassembly process helped us to understand what was inside of the camera, and allowed us to begin to understand each components function. Also, we assumed what the manufacturing process involved in making each part was, based on any clues that we could find on the part. Most of the parts were made of plastic and manufactured by injection molding. Besides plastic, the other materials involved in the camera were metal and silicone. The use of plastic and the minimum number of parts in the camera is what makes it inexpensive, recyclable, and lightweight, which makes the camera cheap for the consumer. The reassembly process was easy given that we had all the pictures from the disassembly process. The reassembly process took us less then 1 hour. After becoming very familiar with the camera, we were able to come up with several possible improvements for the camera. This was difficult, however, because Kodak has been manufacturing single-use cameras for over 20 years, and they have managed to cut down costs in a lot of ways, which is very apparent with their current design.


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Introduction

The Kodak Fun Saver single-use camera is an inexpensive means for the consumer to take pictures and is realtivly easy for the consumer to operate. It is considered easy to use because as soon as the customer has the camera in their hands, it is ready to take pictures and when they have finished the roll of film inside the camera, they simply take the entire camera to be developed and never have to deal with the film itself. The model that we evaluated for our project has built in flash capability, and can take up to 27 pictures. This model is still on the market today, and can be found in stores for an average price of only $6.50. Another large benefit of single-use cameras is their recyclability. According to Kodak's website, up to 77% of every single-use camera gets re-used. We have concluded that it is not 100% because of the film and battery in the camera, which are not re-useable after a standard useage.


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Research Members Brief Intro:

Unfortunatly, Chen, Yi-Chih was involved in an accident around Thanksgiving time and was forced to leave his classes, but before then he was a big help in our project.

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Before Disassembly

Photo Direction Image
Front
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Back
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Top
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Bottom
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As mentioned before, the primary function of the Kodak Fun Saver single-use camera is to take pictures at an affordable price. Before disassembling the camera, it worked without any problems. All that was needed to operate the camera was to wind the film manually and then press the button to take a picture. The film has to be wound manually to advance to the next picture because it is a way to reduce the number of accidental pictures taken, so that someone would not end up with a picture of the inside of their pocket.

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Disassembly Process

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Parts Analysis

Kodak Funsaver Disposable Camera Bill of Materials
Part # Part Name # Required Material Manufacturing Process Estimated Cost Image Before Image After Solo
1 Back cover 1 Plastic Injection molding
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2 Spool for unexposed film 1 Plastic Injection molding
02a.JPG
02b.JPG
02c.JPG
3 Film cartridge 1 Caseing is Plastic
03a.JPG
03b.JPG
03c.JPG
4 Battery 1 Caseing is metal
04a.JPG
04b.JPG
04c.JPG
5 Front cover 1 Plastic Injection molding
05a.JPG
05b.JPG
05c.JPG
6 Small copper resistance spring 1 Copper
06a.JPG
06b.JPG
06c.JPG
7 Flash circuit 1 Silicone, solder $1.80
07a.JPG
07b.JPG
Front
07c1.JPG
Back
07c2.JPG
8 View finder 1 Plastic Injection molding Front
08a3.JPG
Top
08a2.JPG
08b.JPG
08c.JPG
9 Lens fastener 1 Plastic Injection molding
09a.JPG
09b.JPG
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10 Lens 1 Plastic
10a.JPG
10b.JPG
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11 Button 1 Plastic Injection molding
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11c.JPG
12 Unexposed picture counter 1 Plastic Injection molding
12a.JPG
12b.JPG
12c.JPG
13 Film advancer 1 Plastic Injection molding
13a.JPG
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14 Film advancer locking mechanism 1 Plastic Injection molding
14a.JPG
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15 Revolving shaft 1 Plastic Injection molding
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16 Film advancer gear 1 Plastic Injection molding
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17 Locking mechanism release lever 1 Plastic Injection molding Front
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Top
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18 Resistance spring 1 Metal
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19 Lens base 1 Plastic Injection molding
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20 Metal spacer 1 Metal
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21 Recoil shaft 1 Metal
21a.JPG
Not Applicable Not Applicable
22 Internal frame 1 Plastic Injection molding Front
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Back
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Top
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Bottom
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Not Applicable Not Applicable


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Assembly Process

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What Can Be Improved On Our Model

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Other Models of Kodak Disposal

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Files

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Animation

3D Animation


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External Link

Competitors Model

Research group Of The Project - University At Buffalo

  • School Homepage[16]
  • Department of Mechnical and Aerospace Engineering[17]


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