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A 100% DIY Laser-Cut Camera!

Want to make your own camera? With a solid plan, some tools and lots of time, you can!

This handmade camera is a project lead by a creative agency called Kit Da Studio based in Hong Kong.

They have been doing this quite seriously. The camera is called KDS-POTO2, and has a lot of impressive features for a homemade camera:

• Interchangeable lenses! This version of the camera was made with two lenses: one pinhole and a lens taken from a Konica Waiwai.
• It works with 135 and 120 films.
• It has normal mode and B mode.
• It has a frame counter.

Internal structure
135 film adaptator…
… and 120 film adaptator
This camera uses the Holga shutter plate!
Putting everything together…

A few moments later, the camera is ready!

Here are some pictures taken with this camera:

With the pinhole lens

Find the step by step instructions on the website DIY Photography. And if you happen to have access to a laser cut machine, you will even find the Illustrator file to make the exact same pieces for this camera!

Long live DIY!

written by fredericdith and translated by fredericdith

28 comments

  1. 86john

    86john

    hahaha. i think it will be easier if i just get a UWS and then crack it abit.

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  2. adi_totp

    adi_totp

    cool!

    about 3 years ago · report as spam
  3. inkkl

    inkkl

    love it ..!!!

    about 3 years ago · report as spam
  4. lemmy

    lemmy

    ha nice !

    about 3 years ago · report as spam
  5. eyecon

    eyecon

    Nice design but light leaks like hell! Maybe stick some tape :)

    about 3 years ago · report as spam
  6. cinzinc

    cinzinc

    i agree with @eyecon =)

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  7. francesco1

    francesco1

    awesome camera

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  8. yawn

    yawn

    wow

    about 3 years ago · report as spam
  9. gvelasco

    gvelasco

    Nice...IF you can get a hold of a Konica WeiWei.

    about 3 years ago · report as spam
  10. pyromonkey333

    pyromonkey333

    i agree with eyecon also, use some electrical tape?

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  11. stouf

    stouf

    You rock !

    about 3 years ago · report as spam
  12. eva_eva

    eva_eva

    Awesome! Kitdashit rocks! :D

    about 3 years ago · report as spam
  13. ericeast

    ericeast

    so analogue!

    about 3 years ago · report as spam
  14. hanifmaidin

    hanifmaidin

    great effort.. thx for sharing

    about 3 years ago · report as spam
  15. nleppa

    nleppa

    Cool, but I think some duck tape is in order!

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  16. maximum_b

    maximum_b

    Super!)

    about 3 years ago · report as spam
  17. mafiosa

    mafiosa

    awesome.

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  18. geekgoddesskilobyte

    geekgoddesskilobyte

    Woohoo! I've been looking for something like this since I actually have access to a laser cutter. Thanks for sharing!

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  19. fattori

    fattori

    i want you so bad!
    about 3 years ago · report as spam
  20. dixy

    dixy

    awesome!
    about 3 years ago · report as spam
  21. aaronego

    aaronego

    awesome camera!!
    about 3 years ago · report as spam
  22. mythguy9

    mythguy9

    Serious light leaks though.

    about 3 years ago · report as spam
  23. britterzb

    britterzb

    Me Likey!

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  24. ocit

    ocit

    i want it :D

    about 3 years ago · report as spam
  25. falsedigital

    falsedigital

    Can you show me some 120 examples? I noticed you only posted 35mm :P

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  26. j_robert

    j_robert

    very cool! sleek design

    about 3 years ago · report as spam
  27. ahleng90

    ahleng90

    love the design..holga transformmeddd ;)

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  28. maize

    超帥的~~~~~~還是嗯嗯圖案!!!^^
    almost 3 years ago · report as spam

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