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It looks like Polaroid is getting out of the instant film biz, if you use these for art, fun or whatever stock up! -

Polaroid is dropping the technology it pioneered long before digital photography rendered instant film obsolete to all but a few nostalgia buffs…

Polaroid instant film will be available in stores through next year, the company said – after which, Lee said, Japan’s Fujifilm (FUJI) will be the only major maker of instant film.

Polaroid got its start making polarized sunglasses in the 1930s, and introduced its first instant camera in 1948. Film packs contained the chemicals for developing images inside the camera, and photos emerged from the camera in less than a minute.

No more Polaroid… instant film – [via] Link & more.

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HOW TO – Make a pinhole Polaroid camera – Link.

More projects after the jump!

 Plusharoid
Plush Polaroid Camera Chair – Link.

 Polaroid Transfers
Polaroid Image Transfers by Holly F. Dupr̩ РLink.

 Pinholaroid1
Polaroid + Pinhole = Pinholaroid – Link.

 X4

 X7
HOW TO – Make Polaroid X-ray Radiographs – Link.

 Encoder 200010 Gutout1
Robots and the Polaroid SONAR – Link.

 Finished Transfer
HOW TO – Polaroid transfers – 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.


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  1. paul says:

    Is this out of reach of mere mortals or is it possible to make a work-alike for one (or more) of the still useful Polaroid film types?

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