How to motorise a cheap camera slider without a 3D printer

Aug 25, 2023
John Aldred

This is a video that was posted to YouTube a while ago but doesn’t seem to have seen much traffic. It was posted by the…

How to test your camera’s shutter speed using lasers and an Arduino

Jul 20, 2023
John Aldred

At some point, many of us will have a camera that just doesn’t feel right when it comes to shutter speeds. Maybe we’re seeing flicker…

This is the worst digital camera in the world with a resolution of only 48 pixels and no lens

Oct 24, 2022
John Aldred

Digital camera sensors have come a very long way in the last few decades. Even just in the last 20 years, we’ve gone from the…

This 3D printed DIY teleprompter has a built-in screen and can be used anywhere

Jul 26, 2022
John Aldred

Anybody who’s ever had to sit (or stand) and do a spoken piece to camera will know the struggle of trying to learn and memorise…

How I built my Arduino-powered automatic pan-tilt head for shooting stitched panoramic landscapes

Mar 23, 2022
Don Simmons

Shooting multi-frame panorama photographs can be fun, and the resulting images can be striking. But once you get past a panorama that is, say, four…

This open-source DIY 6-axis motion control rig is almost entirely 3D printed

Nov 19, 2020
John Aldred

The only thing cooler than a 6-axis motion control rig is a DIY 6-axis motion control rig. And the only thing cooler than that is…

Make your own automatic 35mm film scanner using an Arduino Nano and Python

Sep 28, 2020
Seckin Sinan Isik

Getting started with Arduino Nano and Python is easy thanks to extensive online documentation and an increasing DIY culture.  Waiting whilst flatbed scanners scan a…

This guy created an Open Source DIY digital camera – including a 1-kilopixel sensor

Dec 31, 2019
John Aldred

Digital cameras have become so high resolution these days that you might wonder why somebody would want to build one of their own from scratch…

I made my own digital camera using an Arduino, a projector and a photoresistor

Jul 3, 2019
Niklas Roy

The Flying Pixel Portrait Camera uses a video beamer, a single photoresistor, an Arduino and a PC for taking photos of people’s faces. The beamer…

How Photograph Flowers Splashing in Milk with an Infrared Laser

Apr 6, 2019
Dunja Djudjic

My Students came up with an idea to drop flowers into a pan of milk after they saw several pictures on Instagram. The students decided…