One day I was browsing through 123D and Thingiverse when I noticed that no one had ever made a pinhole camera for the iPhone. Here we are in a world where 3D printing is a thing that exists and people are still taping tiny-holed cardboard squares over their iPhone cameras to achieve that coveted grainy look. Now you can save yourself the public humiliation of running around with cardboard on your iPhone and just 3D print a sleek plastic camera attachment instead.

(You can read my original blogpost for Autodesk's 123D blog and view/download my completed file on Tinkercad.)

Step 1: Copy an existing iPhone case on Tinkercad

Netflix exists so you really don't have the time/patience to make your own case from scratch, am I right? I used this one. Simply click the drop down TINKER menu and select "duplicate and tinker" to work on the case on your own.

I promise the dimensions are correct and perfect-fitting, so you don't have to compulsively measure like I did.

<p>why would you do this? a real pinhole camera does not make a 'round' picture -and in fact makes really clear focused pictures unless you suck at timing...??</p>
<p>Move your pinhole close enough to the film and yes you will get a round picture.</p>
<p>But that means you are using the pinhole incorrectly </p>
<p>which means you are using the pinhole incorrectly???</p>
<p>what? never did that and IME rounded edges were special effects achieved in the darkroom when making a print from the negative...if i had more energy i'd dig out a couple of photos to scan for ya... </p>

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