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Currently this page is being used to organize the build out and creation of the dark room. Eventually it'll be used to talk about happenings in the dark room.



The darkroom is under construction at 2169. It is located on the east side in between the emergency exit and the bathrooms. This room may also be used for silk screening.

If you want to participate in discussion, please hit up our mailing list.


Sort of in order of what needs to be done.

  • Build walls
  • Paint exterior
  • Ceiling
  • Electrical
    • Run conduit and boxes
    • Lighting
    • Wire
    • Vent switch
  • Plumbing
    • Run pipes along walls & put in drain (Scott - tentative completion next week)
    • Acquire and hook up sink
  • Ventilation (Ben and Kelly)
    • Acquire and install >150cfm fan
      • light seal strategy?
      • form factor considerations (fits between joists or mounts on roof)
    • Intake vent (no fan)
    • Vent out to bathroom or skylight
      • wait for bathroom ceiling
      • use 4x12 or 4x10 square duct (or whatever's cheapest)
  • Door - Kelly
    • Acquire or build doorjamb
    • Acquire hinges
    • Light sealing
      • Light tight curtain or maze
      • Molding
      • bottom skirt
      • weather sealing?
  • Paint interior (Peter)
  • Shelving and tables
    • Bins for storage
    • Some sort of filing cabinet for paper
    • A small fridge



These are currently pledged funds.

  • $50 - Andy
  • $50 - Rubin
  • $100 - dpc
  • $177 - Joachim *paid* ceiling/fan materials
  • $50 - Dan Garcia
  • $50 - Mitch
  • $75 - Kelly
  • $50 - Shålaco


  • BW Enlarger
  • Timer
  • A butt load of chemicals
  • A deep sink
  • Light tight drums
  • Color Enlarger
  • Color enlarger - Dan Garcia
  • Easel (11x14) - MarkC
  • Timer (Digital) - MarkC
  • Grain Focuser - MarkC
  • Film chemicals (hc-110, tmax) -MarkC
  • Digital film camera
  • Digital video camera
  • Vintage Polaroid camera

Film scanner

We currently have a flatbed scanner with 35mm and 120 film inserts. The Canon software that works best with it is only for Windows. The scanner belongs to Joachim and lives on his shelf, but it will be staying at Kelly's house (or on her shelf at noisebridge) while Joachim is out of town, so email her if you need to use it.

This thread might be helpful, as the request for a linux compatible scanner was made...


I've been looking at the Nikon Super Coolscan LS-4000 ED. This is a high end consumer 35mm scanner. 4000dpi, Firewire, scans 6 frames, slides (with an attachment), and a roll of up to 40 frames (with a $500 attachment). It runs under Mac and Windows, Linux is supported through VueScan. Here's a nice review. I'm currently finding these used for around $500 off of ebay. --rubin110 14:26, 19 October 2009 (PDT)


Once the space is set up, I will teach classes on film development, printing, and general darkroom use. I will also be available to help out on a one-on-one basis with anyone who would like to learn.

Expressions of Interest

please add your name here if you're interested in attending a workshop.


We have meetings!

Agenda and meeting notes...

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