Gbg-8 isn’t like any other Polaroid camera

Atmel | Bits & Pieces


With a click of the trigger, the gbg-8 shoots… a photo!

No stranger to Bits & Pieces, Moscow-based artist Dmitry Morozov has created a rather strange yet innovative DIY camera unlike anything you’ve probably seen before. In essence, the gbg-8 is an 8-bit instant photo camera masquerading as a gun, which was designed using an old Game Boy, a camera, a thermal printer and an Atmel based Arduino.

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How it works is pretty simple. The camera is used by pointing the barrel at something and pulling the trigger. This captures a picture through the camera, displays it on the old Game Boy screen, and sends it to the thermal printer where it’s printed on to receipt paper.

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While the device probably should not be brought into public, Morozov’s project is certainly a clever piece of cyberpunk gadgetry. You can watch it in action below, or read up on the gbg-8 on its official page here.

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