This Photo Was Taken Using a Camera Made From Popsicle Sticks

When Maxim Grew got bored, he decided to try building an instant camera out of a Polaroid film holder and a bunch of wooden popsicle sticks. He succeeded in building the thing—and it seems to work pretty well, too.

OK, so he didn't just use popsicle sticks: the bellows are made from card and duct tape, and the lens at the front was scavenged from a thrift store camera. But give him a break: the result is pretty cool. You can see how he made it in the video below.

This Photo Was Taken Using a Camera Made From Popsicle Sticks

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The final construction uses Polaroid Type 100 film, and to prove it works, he took the photo shown above. As you might expect focussing is a little tricky—but for something made from popsicle sticks, the result is amazingly impressive. [Maxim Grew via Photojojo via Peta Pixel]