Using not much more than old CD lenses, cardboard and some sticky putty, Bhautik was able to construct a mechanism. Now, we had a project on the site before where we combined a DVD lens with an iPhone to create a super macro cameraphone, but Bhautik takes it to the next step.
Once the CD lenses are attached, comes the fun part, adding an SLR lens.
The detailed step by step tutorial includes everything you’ll need to know. Starting by removing the lens from your old DVD, through fitting a lens to making the phone to lens connection.
The images you get has a really distinct quality to them.
Read all about it on Captains Nod’s blog. (And while you are at it, check out his other DIY tutorials, the Plungercam 2, the DIY ringflash using the inbuilt flash and the weird and creepy Quake Paper Models.