Introducing VIDDY: A DIY Pinhole Camera Kit

By Jay Casteel  |  08/04/2014

UK-based The Pop-Up Pinhole Company recently launched a Kickstarter project for a DIY cardboard camera called VIDDY.

According to the company, the screen-printed cardboard pinhole camera ships fully flat-packed and can be built, by hand, in under 30 minutes using only split pins and a tiny amount of glue.

Once completed, you get a fully-functioning analog camera that accepts either 35mm and medium format film, which takes retro-tinged photos. To use it, you simply open the pinhole for a certain length of time, light enters the box and exposes the film before the pinhole is then closed.

An accompanying smartphone app also helps with guidelines on how long to shoot for.

The Kickstarter campaign has already reached its goal, but interested parties can still help fund Viddy to get one first. The projected ship date has been set for November.