Computational photography researchers at Stanford have developed this open-source ‘Frankencamera’ using a sensor from a Nokia n95 cell phone, Canon camera lenses, and an ARM development board. Their goal is to create a future where your digital camera is no different than any other computer, and you can load new programs into it in order to change how it works. Of course, you can kind of do that now with Canon cameras by using CKDK, however their approach is from the ground up and should be much more versatile.
I love my Nikon camera, but I would love to be able to open it up and reprogram it at my bidding!
- Inside the Elphel open source camera
- HOW TO – Canon Hacker’s Development Kit
- Weekend Project: Scanner Camera