30 Apr '14, 8pm
This is Not-A-Camera
April 30, 2014 By James Hobson 14 Comments What’s this? A 2-Dimensional wooden camera cut-out? Nope. We lied — it’s actually a digital camera squeezed into 1/2″ sheet of walnut ! [Olivia Barr the Third] originally made this for her 101-year-old grandmother [Olivia Barr the First], who recently got into photography in her late 90′s! [Olivia] wanted to make her a digital camera that was light and easy to use. She succeeded and has started an art project over at notacamera.tumblr.com – Spy photography? Kind of? The small 3″ x 3.5″ camera packs an HD video camera with 16-bit mono audio, and is able to take 1280 x 960 stills. It uses a microSD card, a 3.6v 250mAh battery and has a power button, status LEDs and even a USB port. It was laser cut out of 3 sheets of walnut board and glued together, sandwiching the components in place. Just for fun, she’s also made a “selfie” versio...