Craft Camera is a simplified D.I.Y digital camera.
It is established of a carboard case and an electronic system runned by Arduino.
All the elements are Open Source, allowing users to master the use and the life expectancy, or to build it as Do It Yourself.
The simplification of the device allows to privilege the spontaneity in the recording. Photos are stored in a memory card, and can be displayed on the computer.
This product has been developed as part of a personal project graduation in Product Design, on the thema “Low-Tech VS Hi-Tech”.
The initial objective was to counter planned obsolescence and complexity of electronic products.
It answers to the specifications established at the beginning of the research: ACCESSIBILITY / REPARABILITY / SUSTAINABILITY
This project has been done with the help of the hackerspace Tetalab and Snootlab society for the Electronic part, and Graphic Designer Laura Messaglio for the visual communication. Craft camera has been showed during the Open World Forum (24/07/11) and Toulouse HackerSpace Factory (26&27/05/12)