These kits, products and 3D printing templates help consumers make a camera that could be used for everything from home security and thermal imaging to hobby photography.
The rise of maker culture has inspired consumers to become creators who are familiar with the inner-workings of useful devices. At the same time, smartphone photography has become so widespread that many creatives are looking to differentiate themselves with a DIY camera that's more closely tailored to their needs.
These DIY camera projects can be made from a range of materials. For instance, the Pop-Up Pinhole Co.'s 'Viddy' camera is made from cardboard, while the 'The Focal Camera' boasts a laser-cut wooden frame and Pinhole Printed's 'Flyer' model is made from 3D-printed ABS plastic.
These Products Help Photography Enthusiasts to Make a Camera
Modular Imaging Blocks
The Cambits Imaging System Allows For Convenient Scientific Imaging
DIY Pinhole Cameras
The Viddy Camera is Made of Cardboard and Reclaimed Materials
Wooden Pinhole Cameras
These Cameras Offer a Unique Alternative to Digital Photography
DIY Instant Cameras
The PolaPi Instant Thermal Camera Offers Instant Printing for Makers
DIY Security Cameras
This Microsoft Project Lets You Build Your Own Security Camera
3D-Printed Pinhole Cameras
This 3D-Printed Camera Brings a New Perspective to Old Photography
DIY Camera Kits
This Pinhole Camera is Made from Durable Recycled Card Material
DIY Vintage Cameras
The Konstruktor F by Lomography is a Modernized Vintage Product
DIY Thermal Cameras
The Thermocam Kit Allows Users to DIY Their Own Thermal Imaging Camera
Sophisticated DIY Cameras
'The Focal Camera' Teaches Anyone to Make an Advanced Cameras