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Rob writes in with how to make radiographs on Polaroid film – “The neat discovery is not that you can buy x-ray machines off eBay. The neat discovery is that you can use Polaroid film to image x-rays!” That pretty much says it all. “Link.

Phillip Torrone

Editor at large – Make magazine. Creative director – Adafruit Industries, contributing editor – Popular Science. Previously: Founded – Hack-a-Day, how-to editor – Engadget, Director of product development – Fallon Worldwide, Technology Director – Braincraft.



  1. Cathaholic says:

    Thank you so much for this info. I actually emailed someone concerning radiography recently. This is awesome.

  2. mrChew says:

    you might be able to buy the machines on e-bay, but all states require that you have a permit for an x-ray tube(yeah yeah, feign ignorance when the govt. comes knocking, i know.).

    if your tube blows, i don’t know how easy it will be to get another one, unless of course those are for sale on e-bay as well.