Camera Then, Charger Now


As if vintage cameras weren’t cool enough simply because they’re, uh, vintage cameras. Now Roberto Altieri has found a way to breathe new life into non-functioning analogue SLRs: he “upcycled” them into iPod/iPhone charging docks!

Etsy seller Roberto Altieri has “upcycled” or turned defective Pentax and Minolta SLR cameras from the ’60s and ’70s into these analogue-approved charging docks for iPhones or iPods!

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In case you haven’t heard of this eco-trend, upcycling is the new recycling! It’s the process of converting waste materials or useless products into new things of better quality or a higher environmental value.

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If you’re whipping out your credit card now, stow it away as they have already sold out. But don’t attempt to make one yourself unless you know your wires. Safety first!

Sourced from Petapixel.

written by denisesanjose on 2012-04-02 #news #camera #minolta #vintage #pentax #upcycling


  1. eastmoe
    eastmoe ·

    super great diy..

  2. cutebun
    cutebun ·

    So cool!!!

  3. minima77
    minima77 ·

    they do look brilliant, but i think it would look better if the wire came out where the hot shoe is.

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