Build your own 3d printed camera

Have you ever thought about building your own camera? The thought came to mind a long time ago when I was in high school, but the difficulty was not only the cost but also the availability of the materials, also, 3D printers didn’t exist back then. Plus, with a fisherman as breadwinner, my family was poor.

Anyway, fast forward to the present, with the rise of the 3D printers and small computers, it is now possible. So, if you’re into photography and are looking for an interesting project, here are some I think you will like.

Raspberry Pi Wearable Time Lapse Camera

OpenReflex, 3D Printed Camera

Thermal Camera with Display

Lux Camera

Unfortunately the other links to the Lux camera projects do not work anymore or requires you to install an extension. I am not willing to do that so, the only place I can link to is the makers Flickr account

terraPin OSKAR Lochkamera (pinhole camera)

terraPin, a 120 Film Pinhole Photography System

ESP32 / 8266 WiFi instant Camera

If don’t have access to a 3D printer, there are services available who will print the files for you like Shapeways.com

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