Not anymore! I bought a scanner that makes digital pictures from the negatives and transfers them to an SD card. I use the card, then, to upload the images to my computer. It is not an expensive scanner so the color is a bit off, but I am happy to have access to all those old photos.
Here is the first picture I scanned. This is an apparatus I built back in 2000 using chewing tobacco dispensers. Yes, chewing tobacco dispensers. By the year 2000, I had already been building apparatus for 12 years. By then, parents were always on the lookout for interesting objects to offer for a new building project. One parent worked in a gas station/convenience store where they sold chewing tobacco. He saved two dispensers and offered them to me as a challenge to see what I could build.
In essence, these were ready made chutes into which the children could dump their sand and then try to figure out where it went. They could actually fill the bottom dispenser if they poured enough sand down the chutes.
There was more to this apparatus than the dispensers. A second, small box was taped behind the top dispenser. I installed that box such that it hung over a second sand table.
Not only are levels important for children to begin to understand space, but multiple levels offer multiple entry points to explore the setup.
I said that the color was a little off. What I found is that with some simple tools in iPhoto, I could manipulate the colors to make them look almost right. The picture on the left is the one I transferred from the scanner. The picture on the right is the one I adjusted for exposure, contrast, saturation, temperature and tint.