After 18 months of intense research and development, Impossible introduces a groundbreaking module for analog instant photography: A high precision platform named "Impossible FPU" (Film Processing Unit), that processes and develops Impossible instant film. This highly advanced device is the basis for a range of new analog instant cameras and hardware concepts to be introduced in 2013.
THE BASIS FOR A RANGE OF NEW INSTANT GEAR
The FPU consists of 48 components that have all been newly developed, including a new gear system, and unlike classic Polaroid hardware the FPU features a modern and ecological rechargeable battery. This allows the use of new, dedicated Impossible film packs that will no longer contain a disposable battery.
Prof. Achim Heine, designer of the FPU and head of the Impossible R&D team explains: "Classic Polaroid cameras were not much help when facing the challenge of developing a new instant camera concept. We had to rethink and develop innovative ideas for the future to make this possible. Today we are very excited to present the FPU as a new basis that will allow for a range of exciting and affordable analog instant instruments."
The Impossible FPU was developed by the Impossible R&D team in partnership with DHW of the former Rollei Factory in Braunschweig, Germany.
THIRD PARTIES WELCOME:
THE FPU FOR YOUR HARDWARE CONCEPT!
THE SDK TO INTEGRATE INSTANT IMPOSSIBLE IN YOUR iPHONE APP!
Being a modular platform for endless new devices we are making the FPU available to third parties. If you are interested in using our FPU for you hardware concept, please follow these three easy steps:
1. We'd love to hear more! Please send a short project description (what, how, who where, when) to firstname.lastname@example.org
2. You'll hear from us within good time. If we're interested we'll send you an agreement for the FPU program.
3. End of Q2 2013 we'll start sending the first FPUs to our selected partners for test purposes.
In case you are interested in developing an adapter, we'll also make all dimensions and a 3D plan of the flange plate available.