It seems that there really is no limit to human ingenuity – at least at the lower end of the scale. Evidence: the Potato Camera.
The folks at Corridor Crew have published a new project video showcasing the creation of a sorta-interchangeable lens camera features a large potato as the camera body, hollowed-out to accommodate a custom 3D-printed film chamber. The lens is essentially smashed into the front of the potato with the addition of some light-blocking material, and the film is cut into 9in / 22cm strips.
We were somewhat surprised to see that it actually works. We were not at all surprised, on the other hand, to see that it does not work well.
Via: Boing Boing