Cardboard + Arduino = A DIY Digital Camera
That’s right. Forget the pinhole camera – it is now possible to create your own digital camera using nothing but cardboard and a few electronic essentials.
Created by photographer Coralie Gourguechon, the Craft Camera consists of a simple cardboard body and Arduino guts. To power this little device you’ll need a Lithium Backpack and a Snootlab Memoire for your SD card. No idea what these things are? Well crafty hackers, now might be the time to do your homework.
We know – it looks pretty techie. But it’s actually pretty simple to create, as long as you follow the schematics and make sure to get yourself the right components.
Once you’ve got the guts of the camera all plugged in, it’s time to build the body. Simply print the template onto a sturdy piece of cardboard, cut with an Xacto knife, and glue! Seriously.
To make this crafty DIY camera yours, check out the official website for a list of components and contact the creators for detailed schematics and a printable template.
Back in January, we introduced you to a feel-good cause to inspire your New Year's resolution: a walking challenge to help raise funds for the amazing cancer fighters at The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. I took part in the challenge with the Brit + Co team and ended up walking 105+ miles in January — it was awesome.
This spring, there's a new challenge on the horizon, The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society's Big Climb. The ask: On May 15, 2021, you can step up to take cancer down by committing to climb 1,311 steps, walking 3.2 miles, or doing 440 chair step-ups at home as part of the Big Climb. If you need some motivation to bring movement back into your daily routine — look no further!
As always, it's free to sign up, but climbers are encouraged to set a fundraising goal to help beat cancer. We'll be organizing another Brit + Co team to step up, and I hope you'll join us too! Keep scrolling for a peek at where I'll be completing the challenge in my Los Angeles neighborhood around the hidden Silver Lake Stairs. Happy climbing!
Never underestimate the power of an accountability buddy! I asked my in-laws, my partner, and a few friends to join me so we can keep each other motivated and accountable in completing the challenge — virtual high-fives all around! Also, my dog Fox is a great climber, too.
An aesthetically pleasing backdrop is a huge motivator for me! I'm fortunate to have all sorts of painted steps around my neighborhood to keep the challenge interesting, but you can also keep cool inside with at-home chair step-ups.
Don't forget to share your progress on social — #BigClimb!
Feel free to break the challenge up if you need to by tackling half the distance in the AM and half at sunset. Here's me 1,311 steps later and ready for a break — but, think I earned this one!