Lets say you have a large body of work on slide film, and are in need of quality & high resolution scans. Getting it professionally done is out of the budget and well, let’s face it, time is always of the essence.  If you were uber resourceful, you might take what you had and just build yourself a high res, batch slide scanning robot! 

That’s in fact, exactly what Andrew Filer did. Using an old slide projector, his digital SLR camera, and an ever useful arduino, he assembled a contraption that can scan an entire slide tray with out any operator assistance.

You put the slides in the projector, push a button, and walk away. In about 30 minutes you’ll have a set of digital files at as high a resolution as the given SLR is capable of. You can also take your time, and have as much control over exposure and color balance as you would when taking a normal photograph.

If you’d like to keep up with further developments,  stay tuned for Filer’s Kickstarter project coming soon. If you can’t wait that long, then head on over to Metrix, and learn how to make one of your very own!