Predicting aurora activity is exceptionally challenging.
Predicting aurora activity is exceptionally challenging.
Creator Boaz crafted a custom camera module with a 3D-printed case using Raspberry Pi.
Jollylook, a Ukrainian team of instant photography enthusiasts, has announced a Kickstarter campaign for its Jollylook Square Pinhole camera, an instant film camera do-it-yourself (DIY) kit.
Photographer Jim Skelton is well known for his expansive collection of Polaroid cameras, dating back to the very first Polaroid Land cameras in 1963. Skelton aims to help photographers revive these automatic Polaroid pack film cameras to use manual shutter speeds and different film formats.
Photographer Michael Suguitan decided to take the "gear acquisition syndrome" bull by the horns and build a customized camera using a Leica M2 analog rangefinder and a 12-megapixel Raspberry Pi camera module.
Photographer Malcolm Wilson recently converted a Yashica Electro 35mm film camera into a digital camera using a Raspberry Pi Zero 2W and Raspberry Pi HQ camera module. It's a fun twist on analog to digital conversions, and Wilson says his converted camera is one of his favorite cameras to use.
Raspberry Pi's new 1.6-megapixel Global Shutter Camera module promises instantaneous readout across the entire image area, eliminating rolling shutter distortion.
Photographer Mark Hiltz designed and 3D-printed a functioning film camera. Unlike many 3D-printed cameras, as impressive as they are, Hiltz's camera includes a 3D-printed shutter.
Last year, PetaPixel wrote about photographer Ryan Kojima who built a DIY medium format camera using the CCD sensor from an Epson flatbed scanner. The DIY scanner camera captures massive, detailed 514-megapixel photos. Kojima built his first scanner camera a decade ago, although he recently upgraded it to deliver even better performance.
A team of photographers built a super fast f/0.3 29mm lens from a Leitz projector lens to shoot a beautiful short film.
A computer engineer created a Frankenstein camera called the Pieca. It's a Raspberry Pi camera module with a Leica M-Mount fitted onto it.
A YouTuber has created "the worst digital camera of all time ever" consisting of just 48 photocells soldered to a circuit board.
A computer science student with a passion for electronics and photography has created a 3D printed 12-megapixel camera powered by Linux and a Raspberry Pi computer system named the PiCam.
Game Boy and camera enthusiast, Christopher Graves, fused his two passions to create the Game Boy Camera M, a mirrorless Game Boy camera with a sleek design.
For the last 50 years, we’ve all had to live with the Hasselblad Super Wide C's flaws, its shortcomings, its chunky "industrial chic" looks and function. Like most everyone else, I’ve had the same thoughts and visceral reaction when it came to this particular camera.
Camera accessory manufacturer Fotodiox has published a video that explains how to make a digital camera obscura that can be used for both video and photo capture made from a box, a magnifying glass, and frosted plastic.
You didn’t ask to learn about bellows extension factors, but we're going to cover it with the most absurd camera that you may ever see!
Adafruit Industries has created a machine learning camera built with the Raspberry Pi that can identify objects extremely quickly and audibly tell you what it sees. The group has listed all the necessary parts you need to build the device at home.
Why does someone build their own camera? Maybe for technical reasons, usability enhancements, or perhaps personal style and artistic outlook. The raison d'ètre for the experimental camera I made here falls somewhere between all of the above.
Simone Giertz is known for making some unique and interesting devices. Her original fame came from making "useless" robots but in this 14-minute video, she constructs a photo booth that would allow her dog to take her own picture.
Here's one of the more unique cameras you'll ever see: designer Adrian Hanft took 28,248 coffee stirrer straws and turned them into a one-of-a-kind camera -- the images show up as 28,248 points of light.
Raspberry Pi project platform PiJuice is currently raising funds for its portable module on Kickstarter. As a demo of its capabilities, the team has created a step-by-step tutorial showing how the product can be used to build a DIY Raspberry Pi compact digital camera.
Photographer Dario Morelli is a computer aided designer and programmer by trade. Several years ago, during a period of unemployment, he began diving deeply into the world of custom-made scanner cameras. There's an entire niche of photographers who are interested in the idea of turning flatbed scanners into digital cameras.
What you see is the result of one of Morelli's experiments. It's a medium format camera created by stuffing parts from an Epson scanner into a custom enclosure.
Hey, not everybody wants a homemade gun. So how about using that 3D printer you've borrowed to make your own home-brew point-and-shoot digital camera?
DIY portal Instructables now has directions to do just that, thanks to creator Randy Sarafan's plans -- including a downloadable template to print the body -- and RadioShack's mighty JPEG Color Camera Board to go inside. The final product would make a fine companion to the OpenReflex 3D-printable film SLR for those ready to go digital.
We've featured build-it-yourself cameras before, but those DIY products aren't often suitable for children. One in particular was made entirely from 3D-printed parts, a DIY SLR for crafty adults that would be both fun and educational to make.
The Bigshot DIY digital camera kit was created with a similar goal in mind, only creator Shree Nayar came up with the idea specifically for children.
Artists Taiyo Onorato and Nico Krebs create homemade cameras out of bizarre objects …
Faking toy camera effects with apps or software is a big fad these days, but Joel Pirela of Blue Ant Studio went a step further: he built his own homemade digital Lomography camera using some walnut wood, hand-polished aluminum frame, parts from a 5-megapixel Vivitar Vivicam, and an Olympus OM series lens.