The blend of instant cameras and modern technologies opens up a lot of creative possibilities. Martin Fasani has created FS2, a simple DIY 3D-printed instant camera. But instead of printing your images – this camera sends them to the cloud straight away.
Martin uses a 3D-printed housing for storing the hardware if his “instant camera.” Inside, there’s t the ESP board, an ArduCAM camera module, and a shutter button. The camera is powered by a 2000 mAh Li-ion battery, and there’s an Adafruit Micro Micro USB charger. There’s also support for a 128×64 OLED display, but it’s optional.
The camera is connected to the computer through Wi-Fi, so RAW images are sent to the cloud as you press the shutter. Other than taking stills, Martin has also enabled a time-lapse mode. For now, the camera is as simple as it can be (although this all seems quite complex to me, as a layperson). But Martin hopes to add more filters and effects with future iterations.
It’s Martin’s plan to continue developing and perfecting this project. You can even get in touch if you’d like to help, especially with getting autofocus working and improving error correction for image uploads.
New instant cameras are getting more and more interesting with their combinations of retro instant prints and modern digital files. We’ve also seen a lot of interesting DIY Instant cameras and combinations. There’s this one that turns your images into doodles. Or perhaps an instant drone? There’s also this gorgeous instant camera made almost entirely out of cardboard. The possibilities and combinations seem endless, and Martin’s DIY build is another proof of that.