Scanner Camera

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Tessellated writes: "Scanner photography flashes(pun intended :) me since years. By building a photocamera with an old flatbed scanner and a photographic lens you may gain truly awesome pictures!!! For example I've seen the result where someone exposed such a beast to a band performing on stage, visualizing the vibes of the bass line.

Now that I have the ideal environment for tinkering at the Metalab I'd like to build one by myself and would very much welcome others to join me for this project.

The idea isn't new, one can quickly get the simplier designs running. Almost immediate fun – and with the experience of the lab crowd the project may even advance technologically with more sophisticated hard- and software."


Project's physical start: first half of January 2011


...coming soon



  • TomK32 has got some lenses from the 80ies
  • Andreas Faerber is ready to donate one scanner by the end of january! Multiple thanks in advance :)
  • Does anybody else have an unused flatbed scanner sitting around and is willing to donate for a good cause? (SANE-supported devices preferred, Supported Devices)

I'm interested


Carmen: "...ah oki,und wannn findet ddas statt würd das nämlich volle gern besuchen!!!"
Chrisie: "mai!!! volll cool ich will mit baun, eigene baun, selber baun! sag wann wo und wie und ich komm!!"