A year in the life of a backyard cameramonger during a global pandemic: Building fast, automated devices for scanning film and mounted slides – the Mongoose and the BoopBoop Trigger

In this article I am going to talk about the journey that led me to…

In this article I am going to talk about the journey that led me to build the Mongoose automated negative carrier, and my newest device, the BoopBoop Trigger for digitizing mounted slides.  This won’t be so much a technical review or description as much as a meandering memoir for posterity about what I did with my last year. 

There are plenty of excellent technical articles and reviews on EMULSIVE, this one will be more of a ‘year in the life of a camera maker during a pandemic’ type of article. At the end, there will be some links and videos that get directly into the BoopBoop, how it works, how to set it up, and how to use it.

Before that, look at something of what I did with 2020: