September 4, 2009

Frankencamera is Open Source, Runs on Linux

Article Source CNET News
September 4, 2009, 10:48 am

The current prototype of the Frankencamera is constructed from off-the-shelf parts.Photo scientists at Stanford University's Computer Graphics Laboratory have conceived of what is probably the world's first open-source camera. Their contraption, dubbed the Frankencamera, consists of a Nokia N95 mobile phone camera module; a circuit board; a couple of lenses from Canon; and Linux for all the open-source goodness.

The current prototype of the Frankencamera is constructed from off-the-shelf parts, in some cases borrowed from dead cameras. Its creators say it's ugly--thus the name...

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