Craft Camera: A DIY Digital Camera Made with Cardboard and Arduino


Enjoy playing around with Arduino and want to try your hand at making your own digital camera? Photographer Coralie Gourguechon has come up with a DIY digital camera called Craft Camera that consists of a simple cardboard body and Arduino guts.

Aside from the Arduino board, you’ll also need a Lithium Backpack (~$47) for the power and a Snootlab Memoire ($25) for the SD card slot:


Throw those things together to create the guts of your camera (here are the schematics):


The body of the camera can be printed onto some sturdy cardboard, cut out with an exacto knife, and glued together:



All the components of the project are CC licensed, but the official website is sparse in terms of detailed instructions. It looks like you’ll have to contact the creators through the provided email addresses in order to receive detailed schematics and a printable template.

Craft Camera (via Gizmodo)

P.S. By the way, if you prefer working with Raspberry Pi, there’s a $25 camera module headed your way.