Group 12 - Fuji Waterproof Camera
The Fuji Waterproof Disposable Camera is a product designed to be user friendly, simple and easy to use under harsh conditions. The camera works just like any other conventional film camera whereby light enters thru the main lens and the image taken gets exposed on a film. The only difference between a normal camera and the disposable camera is that the latter has no power source and all of the parts work mechanically. The other distinct difference is that it also has waterproofing capabilities up to a specfied depth. The disposable camera is design for a single use with the film providing 27 exposures per use. The design of the whole system makes the camera robust and tough for outdoor activities.
- Chung, Jun Young (After Disassembly, Wiki Page)
- Deyo, Raymond (Wiki Page Master & Group Leader)
- Gomez, Adrian (Wiki Page Master)
- Heath, Vatsana (Disassembly,CAD Work)
- Lewczyk, Tomasz (Assembly)
Fuji Waterproof Camera is a disposable camera, which is waterproof so that you could take pictures under water. Just like any other film cameras, light reflected by objects enters through lens and when shutter is opened, it is exposed to the film which then image is recorded. Electrical energy is used in order to operate flash. Electrical energy is charged and released as a light form. Mechanical energy provided users are converted to another form of mechanical energy, which opens shutter for set amount of time.
When the product is operated, it gives click sound and the shutter quickly opens and re –shut back to its original position so that it does not let through any more light to the film. After each shot, it is required to spin film spindle for certain amount so that film is moved to new area and another photo could be taken. The mechanism is fairly simple, that is repeated process of taking a shot and reloading.
It is predicted that it consists of at least 30 parts other then the cases. Also, the materials are made out of metal for springs, plastic for majority of components, glass for lens and possibly rubber for seals inside. So the prediction is that there are 30 components, consisting of 4 different materials.
3 changes that could have been made for the improvements are...
1. On the Front Waterproof Cover, it would have been very convenient if there were a thin sheet of rubber stuck on the places where you hold with your hands so that it provides good grip. It would have users life much easier by them being able to hold the camera more easily.
2. Shutter Cover Spring is not very necessary since shutter cover could have a bar, which sticks out through the camera which user can control by pushing in or out. It is true that if it’s got springs, it’s more convenient but since it is a Disposable camera, it will be thrown away after single use. It could have been a wiser choice to make it less fancy and drop the cost.
3. Front and back view finder could have been combined instead of being two separate components which makes life harder.
Due to the lack of space, other files such as Table for parts and CAD drawings are listed below separatly so that it is easier to read.
Table for Parts
The table belows lists the Bill of Materials for the disposable camera:
|Part #||Part Name||# Req'd||Mat'l||Reason of Material Used||Manufacturing Process||Method or Tools Used and Ease or Difficulty of Disassembly||Image|
|1||Paper Case||1||Paper||Fairly cheap, easy to produce, More durable and stronger than plastic||Printing and Folding||Fingers, easy|
|2||Plastic Packing||1||Plastic||Very cheap, easy to produce, since outter box already had durability, no need to have thick wall for inner one||Scissors, easy|
|3||Waterproof Strap||1||Plastic||Light and Waterproof||Plastic Shaping||Fingers, easy|
|4||Front Waterproof Cover||1||Plastic||Light, Waterprrof and gives good transparent feeling as well. If Glass was used, it would be more costy, heavy and fragile.||Injection Molding||Large Flat Head Screw Driver, hard|
|5||Back Waterproof Cover||1||Plastic||Light, Waterprrof and gives good transparent feeling as well. If Glass was used, it would be more costy, heavy and fragile.||Injection Molding||Large Flat Head Screw Driver, hard|
|6||Waterproof Seal||1||Rubber||Best material since it has low production price yet provides more than enough force to tighten things together.||Injection Molding||Fingers, easy (inside of Back Waterproof Cover)|
|7||Shutter Release Arm||1||Plastic||Cheap and easy to produce since Plastic is very easy to be used in Injection Molding||Injection Molding||Needle Nose Pliers, hard|
|8||Film Spindle||1||ABS Plastic||Cheap and easy to produce since Plastic is very easy to be used in Injection Molding||Injection Molding||Needle Nose Pliers, hard|
|9||Shutter Release Clip||1||Plastic||Cheap and easy to produce since Plastic is very easy to be used in Injection Molding||Injection Molding||Fingers (sat in camera and turned upside down), inside of Waterproof Cover, easy|
|10||Shutter Release Seal||1||Rubber||Seals and insulates well after tightened||Injection Molding||Fingers, outside of Waterproof Cover, easy|
|11||Shutter Release Spring||1||Steel||Gives strong enough force to function as a spring when shaped.||Steel Shaping||Fingers, outside of Waterproof Cover, easy|
|12||Outer Film Spindle||1||Plastic||Easy to mold to produce massive amount of same part||Injection Molding||Needle Nose Pliers, hard|
|13||Outer Film Spindle Seal||1||Rubber||Seals very well after tightened||Injection Molding||Small Flat Head Screw Driver, easy|
|14||Front Chasis||1||Plastic||maintains its own shape well, fair weight and durability||Injection Molding||Small Flat Head Screw Driver, medium|
|15||Camera Lens||1||Plastic||One of the best material to make transparent parts, less easy to be broken compared to glass, light weight.||Injection Molding||Fingers, easy|
|16||Front Viewfinder||1||Plastic||One of the best material to make transparent parts, less easy to be broken compared to glass, light weight.||Injection Molding||Fingers (slide up), easy|
|17||Back Viewfinder||1||Plastic||One of the best material to make transparent parts, less easy to be broken compared to glass, light weight.||Injection Molding||Fingers (slide up), easy|
|18||Magnifier||1||Plastic||Injection Molding||Small Flat Head Screw Driver, easy|
|19||Frame Counter||1||Plastic||Provides good grip with high enough friction force when spun with fingers. (Not slippery)||Injection Molding||Fingers (slide up), easy|
|20||Top Film Advance Lock||1||Plastic||Stretches fair amount in order to open and shut. Also creates good "clicking" noise when shut||Injection Molding||Fingers, easy (connect to short arm spring at bottom)|
|21||Film Advance Lock Spring||1||Steel||Has strong spring constant when shaped into springs which will provide large force to maintain lock||Steel Shaping||Fingers, easy|
|22||Bottom Film Advance Lock||1||Plastic||Stretches fair amount in order to open and shut. Also creates good "clicking" noise when shut||Injection Molding||Fingers, easy (connect to long arm spring at top)|
|23||Film Advance Gear Trigger||1||Plastic||Easy to be molded, easy and cheap to mass produce||Injection Molding||Fingers, easy (slide up)|
|24||Film Advance Gear||1||Plastic||Easy to be molded, easy and cheap to mass produce||Injection Molding||Fingers, easy (turn camera upside down)|
|25||Lens Mount||1||Plastic||Easy to be molded, easy and cheap to mass produce||Injection Molding||Small Flat Head Screw Driver, easy|
|26||Shutter Cover Spring||1||Steel||Functions as a spring very well after shaped into it||Steel Shaping||Fingers, easy (slide out)|
|27||Shutter Cover||1||Plastic||Waterproof.||Injection Molding||Fingers,easy (slide out)|
|28||Back Inner Shell||1||Plastic||has good durability and easy for users to notify that it's closed by giving off good "click" sound||Injection Molding||Small Flat Head Screw Driver & Knife (seals at bottom and right side) hard|
|29||Inner Film Spindle||1||Plastic||Easy to be molded, easy and cheap to mass produce||Injection Molding||Fingers, easy (removed from the front inner shell)|
|30||Film||1||Various Materials||Various Process||Fingers, easy (removed from the front inner shell)|
|31||Inner Film Spindle||1||Plastic||Easy to be molded, easy and cheap to mass produce||Injection Molding||Fingers, easy|
|32||Tools used for Disassembly||1||Misc|
1.Front Inner Shell was put on the table with hand (very easy)
2.Film, with Inner Film Spindle, was put in the Front Inner Shell with hand (very easy)
3.Film Advance Lock Spring was attached between Top Film Advance Lock with hand and Bottom Film Advance Lock. (easy)
4.Film Advance Gear Trigger was put together with Film Advance Gear with hand (easy) Shutter Cover Spring was assembled with Shutter Cover and was placed in the shell with hand (easy)
5.Lens mount was attached to shell by using flat head screw driver (easy)
6.Magnifier was attached to shell by using flat head screw driver (easy)
7.Shutter Housing was attached to shell by using flat head screw driver (easy)
8.Front View Finder, Camera lens, Back View Finder, Frame Counter were put in the shell by hand (easy)
9.Back Inner Shell was used to close the shell by using flat head screw driver and was sealed (hard)
10.Outer Film Spindle was put back on the inner shell by using Pliers and hand. (hard)
11.Outer Film Spindle Seal was put on Outer Film Spindle by using flat head screw driver (easy)
12.Shutter Release Arm, Shutter Release Clip, Shutter Release Seal and Shutter Release Spring were assembled together by using hand and the assembly was put together with inner shell (easy)
13.Front Chassis was put on the shell by using flat head screw driver (medium)
14.Water proof seal was placed inside the front and back waterproof cover (hard)
15.Front and Back Water proof cover was put back to the assembly by using flat head screw driver (medium)
16.Water Proof strap was put on with hand (easy)