what can i make out of old cameras ?

Polaroid cameras,digital cameras ,camcorders from the old ones (like news crew uses) and medium size one before everything went to being small. Basically the 90's technology.

Asked by phantasy 8 years ago


Retro! The Polaroid SX-70

Isn't this a great piece of engineering? vimeo.com/6820896

Posted by lemonie 8 years ago


Used Polaroid cartridges

Hi everyone! I'm looking for empty Polaroid cartridges of any shape and condition! If you're willing to ship some over, please do reply! I will pay for shipping. Looking for quite a few! Thanks!

Posted by joyene 7 years ago


Polaroid battery hack

I am looking to use a Polaroid for an art project and I want to get a long-lasting battery in the camera. It is one of the good old polaroids that has the battery in the bottom of the film cassette. Since these are only meant to last about as long as however many shots you take, I will need a way to put in a stronger (possibly rechargeable) battery. Any ideas?

Posted by jacco1997 7 years ago


Question about polaroid camera ?

If I buy a modern polaroid camera, for example like this one : http://www.amazon.co.uk/Polaroid-Instant-Camera-Ultra-644588/dp/B000QW1KRY/ref=sr_1_15?ie=UTF8&s=electronics&qid=1263121862&sr=8-15 will i automatically get pictures that look a bit withered and old fashioned like these : http://www.collectorsquest.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/polaroid_wildwood.jpg http://www.jerkwithacamera.com/wp-content/uploads/2007/10/polaroid-1.jpg or is there some kind of technique to get this effect? I know I'm not being very specific, but I think you know what I mean, right? The flat colors, typical polaroid picture effect that makes everything seem like its from the 50's. And is there any way of getting a similar effect without a polaroid camera?  

Asked by judith_ou 8 years ago


Polaroid Portable dvd player does not play dvd's!?

And when i open it i see an exploded capacitor on the inside. should i replace this capacitor? Also since it has video in i could use it as a tv or something,so i was thinking,could i turn the screen backwards so that the screen is visible when you close it,so its flat? mine is a Polaroid PDM-0711 Here is a picture of the type of dvd player that i have

Asked by ReCreate 9 years ago


I wonder if this can be hacked, paper is expensive. Answered

This seems like a great idea, I guess it's the digital equivalent of the classic polaroid but you have to buy expensive paper to go in it.

Asked by buffysissy1 8 years ago


Make your own Polaroid Pictures!

Well, as many know, polaroid stop making their cool instant cameras.However all is not lost with this great free program called PoladroidIve just tried it, you download the program, then just simply drop you photo in. It then spits out a photo, and you have to sit and watch it develop, however, in true old school style. You can shake the photo by grabbing it on screen to make it develop quicker!The program is currently in beta, and Mac OS X only, but the windows version is 'coming soon'The site reads -Easy to use : Drag & DropGenerate High-resolution pictures (400 dpi), "ready-to-print" with a Polaroid designFunny : only 10 treatments per session, like the content of a cartridge ; interactive (look at the demo below) ; random and realistic Polaroid-like colors variation...and more...

Posted by gmjhowe 9 years ago


I need a polaroid or kodak fun saver disposable camera in Pakistan.

Please help me i need to make a stun gun.

Posted by Hafiz Mohammad Shayan Tariq 5 years ago


recharging the battery in a polaroid type600 film pack

Anybody know how to recharge the 6v polapulse battery in a polaroid 600 film pack? I'm trying to rig the whole camera up to a dslr body (essentially replace the "film capture" with digital) and fire the shutter on the 600 camera. Apparently, you can't fire the shutter without juice, and from what I understand, the 600 film battery only holds enough juice to fire 10 frames, the length of one film pack. Can anyone offer any suggestions? Maybe rigging up 6v worth of juice and connecting that to the camera itself?

Posted by poozoodle 8 years ago


(newsletter) Steampunk Top Hat, See-Through Concrete, Polaroid Camera Hack

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Posted by fungus amungus 8 years ago


I Just Got an Old Camera! (Now what?)

I'm not sure what to do with it... Should I try to restore it, clean it up a bit, find some film on eBay, and use it?Or should I polish it up a bit and see how much I can sell it for?I like film cameras and all, but this one's a bit bulky... And I already have a really good Canon SLR that takes 35mm film, so I don't need another film camera, and I got a nice Polaroid too (what you think of first when someone says "Polaroid", not a camera made by Polaroid that isn't a Polaroid but is a Polaroid because it's made by them).So, here's some pics, taken with my Kodak. What do you think?BTW, Let me know if you want me to post more... I've opened it up already, I can do it again.

Posted by Labot2001 9 years ago


Polaroid model 80A, what can i do?

OK, so I've had this Polaroid Model 80A for a long time now, and i don't exactly know how it works. I thought the film type was discontinued, so wasn't any use to me. But I'm really wanting to get into medium format now and my curiosity is demanding some answers about this camera! So... -What film does/did it use? -Does fujifilm make it?  -Can i use a different kind a film if I convert it some how? -Is there anything else I should know about this camera? Thanks guys! I really appreciate any info you have to give!

Posted by theviewingstation 5 years ago


How to repair a small metal joint? Polaroid SLR 680 camera.

I recently bought a £200 polaroid camera off e-bay for only £20. It was sold cheap due to a break on a hinge. I knew it was something I could fix, or that the camera might work with anyway. I am asking if anyone has any better suggestions for fixing this joint? So far my best plan is to cut out a small metal bridge, and attach it using epoxy resin. I have attached 3 pictures, an overall shot, a close up, and a comparison shot to the other side which is in one piece. They are all high res, so you can click on the images and view them larger for more detail.

Asked by gmjhowe 7 years ago


Ten Years and One Day - every day - on Polaroid

I recently came across this story in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel and wanted to share it with the Instructables community. Artist Marc Tasman made a Polaroid self-portrait every day for 3,654 consecutive days--July 24, 1999- July 24, 2009--that's 10 years and 1 day. He says that if you laid the nearly 4700 photos made in that time side by side, they would stretch about 4 football fields or a quarter mile! The "Ten Years and One Day" video mashes time -- 5 minutes and 27 seconds of it -- compressing that distance (and decade) into a trippy package. You can view his work at the followitng sites: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hfChFFwbWIw http://www.vimeo.com/8302692 http://www.mentalfloss.com/blogs/archives/43324 http://gimundo.com/videos/view/10-years-and-1-day/ The 10-year-long instant portrait Marc Tasman turns decade of life into art via daily Polaroids http://www.jsonline.com/blogs/entertainment/79448062.html I hope your find this interesting and decide to use it on your site. Yours, Noelle steffenn@uwm.edu

Posted by n_steffen2005 8 years ago


photo: Polaroid 600/SX-70 => film mod?

I'm wondering if anyone is aware of attempts to use standard process film in a modified Polaroid 600 or One Step type camera... These things are a dime a dozen at Salvo and other such stores -- I'm curious as to an adaptation to, let's say, 120 type film, is possible. Anyone have ideas? The first 600 I just tried to take apart is now in shambles, those puppies do NOT come apart easily that I can tell. Any ideas would be much appreciated. Still attempting to iron out bugs with Kodak Instamatic modification, so far 3 have been murdered in the process.

Posted by peterrabid9 11 years ago



What is the difference between expired and new film? Answered

I am looking to buy film for my new Polaroid cheaply and have found expired film to be much less costly. However, is it risky taking photos with expired film? Will they come out differently or not even develop at all? Does the date it expired matter?

Asked by likls 7 years ago


X-Ray Polaroids

Here's a good use of old radioactive material. Use it to expose Polaroid film to create some ghostly images of old items.Why would anyone do this? The author puts it out there pretty clearly:For some time I've been fascinated with the idea of reproducing these types of images in my home lab without great cost and with relative safety. As a collector of radioactive minerals and other ephemera, I decided that I wanted to use naturally radioactive materials as the source for my 'penetrating rays' rather than an amateur electrical x-ray machine setup.Polaroid film is readily available and it develops itself. However, a workable technique needed to be developed. How to expose the film for hours or days without the need for absolute darkness? How would I develop the film reliably after an exposure was made?The answer came from Kevin Clark of the Yahoo group, "GeigerCounterEnthusiasts". It was here that Clark explained his simple, yet reliable, technique for creating inexpensive Polaradiographs.Items you'll need: 1. A Polaroid SX-70, Type 600, or Spectra camera 2. A package of unexposed Type 600 or Spectra Polaroid film 3. One metal cookie tin at least six inches in diameter 4. A few sheets/roll of aluminum foil 5. Radioactive materialThat radioactive material can include:- Old, unused lantern mantles- Salt substitute or certain rock salts (Potassium Chloride)- Vaseline glass (plates, cups, or marbles)- Fiestaware plates and dishes- Welding rods- Old camera lens or vintage prescription eyeglasses (look for yellowed or browned optical glass)- Uranium ores and minerals- Exempt, unlicensed radioactive calibration sources- Radium containing clocks, watch hands, compasses, dials, and gauges- Tritium gunsights and keychain fobsCheck out the site itself for the full story. It's a good read with plenty of information about the history of x-ray photography.via Neatorama

Posted by fungus amungus 10 years ago


linux on polaroid pmp350-4 mp3 player?

I am trying to re-flash and put linux on this mp3 player. The ultimate goal is full sound and photo/video support with touch screen interface, using an alternate OS other than the one provided by polaroid. I would like to use this to read text documents as well. ---- --- I was going through some of the old gadgets in my house and found that I still had an old polaroid pmp350 mp3 player. It has a touch screen and I thought to myself "hmm... google android..." or "rockbox..." This is a cheap peace of hardware, and even though google android is out of the question, I was wondering about flashing it with custom firmware to allow it to run some other operating system. It has a touch screen which would make it quite fun to play around with if only there was a way to expand its current capabilities. So I thought I would put up this thread to see if somebody more clever than I could figure out how to re-flash this thing and install linux, OR if somebody could point me in the direction of materials that might be used to do such a thing. The main issue is going to be getting an OS to run on this unsupported hardware. I am going to be doing research in the meantime to find out how to get linux on this device, because I think it would be a really cool hack to show off to friends. *Update* Have written polaroid for info regarding technical specifications, also asked if they might be able to provide a rom flashing tool* If anybody wants to give this a shot, let me know how it turns out. Peace and love.

Asked by djbuggybee 6 years ago


Teach me about Poloroid

So I've been thinking of buying a polaroid camera, the main reason is for the "non-volatile" pictures, but I was just wondering if there is anything that I should be aware of or general advice, opinions, views, and experience from people who have used one. thanks!

Posted by ll.13 9 years ago


Where can I get the following?

I am trying to make Plasmana's Shocker and I need to know where to get the following: de-solder pump(couldn't find it anywhere) Polaroid disposable camera(I'm not sure if they still make them) Circuitry knowlegde (attend a workshop or what?)

Asked by Nexnaught 8 years ago


Kirlian Aura Kamera For Sale - Aura Photography!

WOW!  This is an original working 1997 Kirlian Aura Kamera by Triune-Being Research Org out of Canada.  It uses high voltage to generate an aura on a photo plate which transfers the image to Polaroid film.  Everything works...I have the instruction manual and both parts - the generator and photo box. Specs: 10KV to 50KV, 500 KHz adjustable generator Photo Plate with black sleeve and Polaroid Housing for Type 889, Polacolor 100 or 100 Pro Film $60 or Best Offer - over 21 only, I prefer local pick-up in Oakland, CA.  The unit used to be used at events and with current (no pun intended) insurance rules this device is not appropriate any longer and has been replaced by digital photography.

Posted by partyink 4 years ago


Electric motor specs? Answered

I have the disc motor out of a Polaroid portable DVD player, and would like to use in one of my projects. However, it doesn't have an indication of what power it needs on it. There is a serial number or item code on the side, but no manufacturer to check for a data sheet, and Googling  the code (TM2458 on the top line, GG54 on the bottom line) yields no results. I need enough information to power the motor using either a battery or Arduino. Please help?

Asked by Levitationist7 5 years ago


Alternative Photography Project

I am currently in the Advanced Photography class at my high school. One of the assigned projects is simply titled "Alternative Photographic Technique." Basically, we have to create an image without using 35mm film (not digital, either). The specific techniques that he recommends are:Photogram-arranging objects directly on the photo paper, without using a camera at allHolga- The teacher has a few Holga cameras with 120 film for class use to take artistically lousy imagesPinhole Camera- If you don't know what this is, you probably can't answer my question anyway.Cyanotype- a special emulsion is painted on watercolor paper, then exposed in sunlight under a large transparency. Search "cyanotype" to see what it is.Polaroid image transfer- an image taken with a Polaroid Two-Step camera is transferred from the film to watercolor paper-looks cool, but expensiveCan anyone suggest other interesting ideas? I'd like to keep it simple and inexpensive, and I have to have 8"x10" total printed image.Weissensteinburg? Are you there?Edit 5-12-08: I have printed some 5x7s with my cool new technique. I matted them today, and I turn them in on Thursday.

Posted by CameronSS 10 years ago


How to cheaply get TV on a Portable DVD player

Hi, what's the cheapest and/or simplest way to pick up TV signals on a Portable DVD player. I have a Polaroid player w/ 11" lcd screen the DOES have AV input jacks. I assume I will need a Digital antenna and some sort of receiver. Where can I find these, how compact are they and what can I expect to spend? Is there an all in one or unit? I'm open to hacks. Any input or advice would be appreciated, Thank you.

Posted by defiant1 9 years ago


what are the part numbers of the components used to make the worlds smallest shocker?

Hello, in plasmanas instructable, how to make the worlds smallest electronic shocker, he does not mention anywhere the part numbers of the components, and only asumes that all camera components are the same, which i have now discoverd are not. anyways, recently i have built this tiny shocker 5 times, 2 times i used no solder as i was puzzled as to why it wouldnt work, all 5 times it didnt work. now, recently i discoverd that the 5 pin transformer used has 200-300 ohms of resistance between pin 4 and 5, and i have discoverd, that every single transformer i have pulled from a camera, does not, wheras infact it has 0.4 ohms. now unless his results are innacurate, this tells me that his transformers are totally different to all of the ones i have. and i have quite alot, even ones from polaroid cameras, supposedly the only ones that actually work. now, what i want to know, so i can get them on ebay, what are the part numbers or serial numbers of the transistor and the  5 pin transformer it seems impossible to harvest the correct ones from anything other than a single type of polaroid camera sold apparently only in america as luck would have it. otherwise, if no-one knows what the part numbers are, are there any other types that would work?

Asked by oldmanbeefjerky 7 years ago


i wana make night vision with a old camera

I have its the polaroid photomax fun flash but i put in the batteries to test it out and it doesnt seem to work i really just wasnt the screen from it but idont know if its shot or not i could prolly find a better actual lens tube for the picture but i would rather use the smaller screen cause my other option is a samsung sync screen which is huge and would be used by 2 instead of one eye? u have any ideas on how to just utilize the scren or something.it has one ribbon and to litlle tiny wires coming out of a box its really tight.

Asked by crazycommanche=US= 9 years ago


Photojojo Photo Month Winners Announced

Instructables and Photojojo are happy to announce the prizewinners from the Photojojo Photo Month!We saw lots of fantastic Instructables that covered all sorts of photo tricks and techniques. From classic darkroom methods to photoshop skills to faking a Polaroid picture, the entries displayed an incredible amount of skill and creativity. Thanks for sharing your projects and ideas! Photojojo and Instructables staff judged the contest, then added in the user votes. Winners will receive notifications within the next couple of days.Now, on with the winners! First PrizeThe authors of these Instructables each receive an Eye-Fi Wireless Memory Card, an Instructables Robot t-shirt, and Instructables stickers. In alphabetical order: Forge a Polaroid (kinda) by Seppuko How to Steady a Camera with Stringby marc92 Make your own Gorilla Pod by benthekahn Second Prize The authors of these Instructables each receive a Monsterpod, an Instructables Robot t-shirt, and Instructables stickers. In alphabetical order: 3D Shadow-Box Photo Begin photography and work your way up to pro... How to Take a Picture of the Steam from your Meals Quick and easy macro "attachment" Ten Second Kaleidoscope Lens Third PrizeThe authors of these Instructables each receive Magnetic Photo Rope to display their pictures and an Instructables robot patch and stickers. In alphabetical order: Canon Wired Remote Choosing and Using a P&S Camera DIY Flash Diffuser with Hundreds of FREE Color Filters DIY PVC $10 underwater light arm Free Alternatives to Photoshop for Editing and Finalizing Your Photos! The Hands Free Bicycle Camera Tripod How to make a Tripod out of a 2 liter How to Print B&W Photographs in a Darkroom Macro Photography: An Essential Skill for Good Instructables Make any digital image into a tattoo on a photo Panorama: How to Poor Man's Photoshop - Using Powerpoint to make Invisibilia

Posted by fungus amungus 10 years ago


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Posted by fungus amungus 8 years ago


how do i make an ac current with a battery? Answered

Hi, i have searched over the internet many a time, looking for how to make pulsating dc or an ac current, however all my results end up with devices which use ac or pulsating dc, which is comming from some homemade ac-dc converter running of mains. now, i am trying to find out how i can use a aa battery to aquire an ac current, or pulsating dc current, preferebly using parts aquirable from a disposale camera. the reason i need ac or pulsating dc is so that i can build a voltage multiplier, and also a tazer. i have tried plasmanas instructable on making a worlds smallest shocker, but it just doesnt work, if you cant get the specific transistors and transformers only aquirable from polaroid brand disposable cameras. plus there are no details on where to buy the parts, or even their details, beyond resistance and capacitance values. the main thing though is that i need to make the pulsating dc or ac from a portable power supply, aka a battery, as i also wish to make a dc-dc boost converter to use on different components within my rc tank. please help, whoever can answer my question best will receive a " best answer"

Asked by oldmanbeefjerky 7 years ago