Make Your Own 3D Camera For $15 or Less

March 27, 2009


I found this today and thought it was really cool and immediately had to share it. I love when people are ingenious enough to do something really fun with almost nothing. I will try it out this weekend and post my results!

instructions From likecool:

Photojojo shows you how to make your own 3D camera for less than $15 and enter the fabulous world of the 3rd Dimension, all need just two disposable cameras and some duct tape.
Step 1: Turn one of the cameras upside down to get the two lenses as close together as possible (lenses aren’t usually located in the center of the camera). Line the cameras up so the lenses are on the same level.
Step 2: Tape the cameras together with duct tape. Don’t cover up the shutter buttons or winding mechanisms.
Step 3: Go out and shoot! To take a picture, press both shutter buttons at the same time.
Step 4: Just have fun and accept that this method won’t give you pro results.
Since the lenses are about 4 inches apart and human eyes are usually 2.5 to 3 inches apart, the 3D effect won’t be perfect. And besides, it’s a disposable camera, so treat it as a toy and just have a good time.
Having subjects in the foreground and the background will show more of the 3D effect. Just like any good 3D horror movie, the best shots show something coming out of the picture at you.
Remember that the cameras won’t focus closer than about three feet.
If you need to use flash, turn on the flashes for both cameras and expect things to come out a little weird.

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