How to Make a Homemade Digital Camera

by Stuart L Posted on December 01, 2009

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Have you ever considered making your own digital camera at home? Well, it’s easier than you would think.

Other than requiring a flatbed scanner, a homemade digital camera is within your reach.

With scanner in hand, all you need is some other basic tools that can regularly be found around the house – a roll of gaffer’s tape, tin foil, spray adhesive, foam core board, cardstock, and a round magnifying glass.

With those items at your disposal, you can create your own digital camera at home by following the steps below:

Now that you’ve created your homemade digital camera, snap some photos and share those photos with your friends and family. Tell them that the images in that photo book or picture card was originally taken with a digital camera… that you created.

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  1. shannonr Says:

    wow, I defintiely learned something new today, thanks for sharing this informtion.

more about Stuart L

Hello! My name is Stuart L., and over the last several years, I’ve developed a deep passion for travel. In the last decade, I've traveled throughout Asia, Europe, North and South America, and have enjoyed taking photos along the way nearly as much as the traveling itself. The introduction of digital photography has only furthered my love of getting the "right shot" (but makes editing a pain – I have no limits!). Additionally, I receive a secondary benefit from my enjoyment of photography; it assists in supplementing my poor memory. Anyways, I’m excited to share and contribute to the Shutterfly community blog.

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