Refurbishing of a Jobo atl2 automatic rotary film and paper processor

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Hello everyone!

I have a project in hand I would like to start working on soon. I have got a Jobo ATL2 film and paper processor. It is essentially an automatic machine from the 80s that can develop any size of color or black and white film. It is really often taken as a refurbishing project because it seem to be easy to source components, including eprom chips. Some people 3d prints broken parts, other used an arduino to replace the whole control unit. The service manual and other documents can be found online (I have everything) and I was hoping to use the project as an excuse to learn more about electronics. I dont find myself ready to undertake this by myself so I was wondering if any of the electronics geniuses around, especially those with some interest in photography, would be interested in helping me a bit with this? I think it has the potential to be quite a fun one. Any help would greatly welcome!

Kind regards

David

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I’m jealous.

I have a friend who has done similar things to this, to the level of essentially rebuilding one from scratch. I can ask him if he has any suggestions about doing it but from what I can tell they’re not super complicated machines. The hardest part is not letting the warm water escape…

Thanks for your reply! Yes please, do ask him. If he is in London and in the mood to have a coffee I would be happy to do that too!

Kind regards

David

He’s in Istanbul which might make that a little bit harder to achieve but I can ask / would be interested in participating in having a go at reviving the thing.