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DIY 130-megapixel camera built with a scanner Answered

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Add an old flatbed scanner to a 50 mm lens and with some skill you can make a 130 megapixel camera of your very own. I'm still happy with the cameras I have, but this looks like a great project to take on.

Making a 130-megapixel camera from a flatbed scanner and an old camera lens

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jaydenr (author)2015-04-05

Does anyone know if there are instructions out there for this? For mercy, someone tell me how to make this. I have an old scanner that is just aching to become a bad ass camera/

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soeinegaudi (author)2010-07-08

How the F*ck ?? no really: how do you manage to build that ?

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shoehornteeth (author)2009-06-10

130 megapixels sounds impressive now, but by next fall it'll be standard in every cell phone.

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--scare-- (author)shoehornteeth2009-10-21

LOLzilla, king of all lolmonsters!!!!!

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Plasmana (author)2009-06-14

130 megapixel?!? That is insane!

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crestind (author)2009-06-13

That's so awesome. No lenses though.

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" I do think that the excellence of this camera can only sow the tongue." Yes, that clears everything up.

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Has anyone really been far even as decided to use even go want to do look more like?

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gregr (author)2009-06-12

I've built a scanner camera. It is a significant amount of work to get everything working perfectly. Lots of tweaking. Lots of broken scanners. http://www.flickr.com/photos/gregr/tags/scanner/

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altomic (author)2009-06-11

i often thought about getting an old 2 megapixel camera and trying to insert it into the body of an old film SLR and seeing if I could get some action out of it using a other lenses such as fish-eye or wide angle.

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shoehornteeth (author)altomic2009-06-11

Go for it and let me know how it turns out!

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yourcat (author)2009-06-10

WOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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ll.13 (author)2009-06-10

I saw this on Hack-A-Day, it's amazing work!

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firehazrd (author)2009-06-10

That is pretty nice. I wonder if it has to be a 50mm. I'd like to try to retrofit an antique film camera to digital. Gotta go read the link...

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I_am_Canadian (author)2009-06-09

130megapixleswow Gee whiz! Thats pretty cool.

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