Upgrade the Look of Your Webcam Using a Vintage Camera

Upgrade the Look of Your Webcam Using a Vintage Camera

We love collecting vintage cameras and often wonder about using some of them in different ways other than simply as bookends (we are talking about the ones that are far from working condition). We love the look of these cameras and don't want to toss them but at the same time because we live in such a small space everything really does need to have a use beyond decor. This project is perfect if you have cameras on hand like we do, that do not work anymore but you cannot bear to part with.

When Instructables user Knife141 decided to de-clutter the selection of vintage items on his desktop and give his webcam a decidedly more retro look, this project was born.

This project uses a vintage camera as a housing to accommodate a webcam. The other parts that are required in addition to the vintage camera and webcam are hot glue and wood scraps. The tools that are required are a rotary tool with grinding and sanding bits, screwdriver, hot glue gun, 7/32 drill bit and drill, and 1/4 x 20tpi tap and tap wrench.

We think this is a great way to pay homage to a non working vintage camera and give your webcap a nifty new look.

Check out the post on Instructables, for the DIY instructions.

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(Image: Instructables User Knife141licensed for use under Creative Commons)

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