I’ve spoken about the View-Master here on DIYP before. In fact, as recently as the Kandao QooCam EGO review I posted a few weeks ago. It’s something that many of my generation and older look back on with fondness and wonder. While positively primitive by today’s standards, being able to see images in 3D was amazing to us as kids back then and it still fascinates me today.
Well, one person, Jason Altice of the YouTube channel CodeMakesItGo has turned it into an obsession. So much so that he designed and built his own scanner to capture those old View-Master reels digitally so that he could put them online for the whole world to enjoy. He also released all of the plans and code so you can have a go at building your own, too.