The Bigshot Camera Kit is a DIY digital camera that's designed with education and fun in mind. While assembling this kit will can learn fundamental concepts in optics, mechanics, electromagnetism, electronics and image processing using the interactive book on their website. This book describes a wide range of science and engineering concepts that make Bigshot work. Each concept is described using simple explanations, clear illustrations and interactive demos.
Once assembled, use Bigshot as you would any normal camera. You can compose and capture moments from your life, while experimenting with framing, lighting, motion, and different lenses. After your pictures are taken use the free, easy Bigshot software to to download, process, and share your images.
It's also green in that it requires no batteries or external power. Just wind the integrated crank when your batteries get low and continue taking pictures!
This is truly an incredible toy. Created by a professor at Columbia University, this toy makes it easy and fun to learn about the internal workings of a camera.
Unlike other DIY kits, this one is a fully functional digital camera that you can use and it comes with a comprehensive interactive "book" that walks your bubbie through the mechanical processes to give you a deeper understanding of how things work.
The green factor is a definite plus. With this camera, you do not need to charge batteries. Simply crank the power generator and you can start snapping away again.
Kids and adults alike are captivated by this amazing toy.