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This Guy Made A Polaroid GIF Camera That Looks Like Something Out Of Harry Potter

This Guy Made A Polaroid GIF Camera That Looks Like Something Out Of Harry Potter image

This Guy Made A Polaroid GIF Camera That Looks Like Something Out Of Harry Potter

What happens when you cross an old-school Polaroid with a new-school GIF? The result looks like something straight out of the Harry Potter universe.

Abhishek Singh is a New York-based developer who recently completed this nifty DIY project. He's calling it the "InstaGif NextStep" and the internet is clearly excited.

The camera takes about 3 seconds to snap the GIF. Instead of a printed photo, the camera ejects a cartridge which displays the GIF like a Polaroid print.

"Don't ask me why I built it, it sounded like a fun challenge and I always wanted to hold a moving photo," Singh says of the project.

"As always I underestimated the project which ended up being far more complex and taking up far more time than I had accounted for."

Ever attentive to detail, Singh even made sure to include a little time for the GIF to "fade in" as it develops on the cartridge, making this clever invention still feel like the classic Polaroid experience.

"It's a polaroid and I had to get it to fade in somehow!" he says.

After finishing the camera design, Singh uploaded a step-by-step series of process images to Imgur. If you're interested in experimenting with your own GIF camera, we recommend taking a look at his post.


I made a camera that prints a GIF instantly

Via The Verge & Imgur

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