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Nov 15, 2010

This Digital Camera Prints Photos Using Holes

This is the Punch Camera by designer Matty Martin, which was featured at the Intel University Design Expo. And I want it. Instead of using ink, it actually punches images on blank paper. And that's just the beginning of it.

Not only that, but apparently you can show the photo to a webcam, and it will automatically take you to a gallery with more—normal—images associated with the paper one.

After converting the image into a half-tone, the puncturing mechanism moves dot by dot. When all dots are precisely aligned reproduce the image, the camera screen tells you it's ready. Insert the paper in the slot, punch firmly as instructed, and get this:


42 comments:

FORISBAN said...

interesting!

Sinisa said...

nice,very nice...

Remotecool said...

lol that's pretty cool

Yllsa said...

I like it :3

RoodNverse said...

hmm , is this racist like the kinect ?> lol

Kartoffeln said...

I didn't even know this exists!

Lexington said...

I'm going to buy one

bbonnar said...

Great post !

Monster Madness said...

Hah, that's pretty cool if you ask me!

CrazyAce01 said...

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How does the webcam know? More about the webcam!

Shutterbugz said...

thats a pretty sweet function, I would dig that

Nyuu said...

looks cool

Tencrowns said...

Neat! Not very practical, but definitely a neat concept. Following back, you have just a ton of interesting stuff on the first page alone!

Michael Lawson said...

that would be awesome for stencil work.

SuciƓ Sanchez said...

Handy for tattoo parlors?

rominoutozor said...

Nice ! Thanks :D

KTOTHES said...

The holes are like dots, but holes instead.

jura1991 said...

nice camera

S said...

such a cool concept

LoneIslander said...

That's pretty dam awesome.

Izi said...

I want one!

Paul said...

thats awesome

HondaX said...

interesting man...

El Trombone said...

That's so amazing. I bet within a few years they'll have them print high-quality pics.

arnyke said...

nice post! i like it :D

The Cockshiner said...

Wow, that's really cool.

Virus said...

LOLWUT, this for real? Talk about originality, I want one!

zon said...

gimmicky, it'd get old fast

Ishu said...

It's cool, but who wants only dotted pics???

Tsipise said...

That's amazing!!

iRetiv said...

thats unique...but without much color the pictures can be anyone

dous said...

Awesome post man! Keep it up! Love reading your stories!

One said...

Awesome! It's just a matter of time before cameras can automatically print pictu-- oh, wait. Sorry, polaroids.

Really though, it shouldn't be difficult to eventually incorporate an ink printer into digital cameras.

WoW_Updates said...

Damn this is maybe pretty useful :P and also those point-printing looks great

JRam said...

Only black and white though =/

iMonei said...

i want to know more about the webcam

Mark said...

That's pretty amazing; good as a unique gift or something.

Juan Gutierrez said...

no way!! it's a coold idea if you ask me

MRanthrope said...

alright, thats just retarded.

KillerKun said...

I'm surprised something like this came after more impressive stuff (like laser printing) came out

Tsipise said...

haha.

Tsipise said...

that's definitely worth it!