How To: Turn a flatbed scanner into a camera

Turn a flatbed scanner into a camera

Want to take an ordinary flatbed scanner and turn it into a camera (that takes some pretty wild photos)? You can and, with the help of this video tutorial from MAKE, you will. For detailed, but simple, step-by-step instructions on assembling your own flatbed scanner camera, take a look at this how-to video!

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Doen't really talk about the hardest part of this camera, getting any image. How do you preview it? How large is the scan when done? What is the advantage of this type of camera?

And that's why I use Photoshop.

i am going to try this tonight.

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