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Although he had fond memories of his View-Master toy, Tuttle of the Nashville, TN hackerspace, Hacker Consortium, was frustrated by it’s antiquated film-based media. Instead of just tossing the toy aside, he decided to use some cheap LCD keychain displays, and modified the device for modern, stereo vision. Looks fun!

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  1. StefanJ on said:

    I made a rig to take stereo photos:

    . . . . but I don’t have a viewing solution beyond “cross your eyes.”

    The idea of using cheap fob screens is genius. You can get them for under $9.00 each via Amazon.

    I hope they make a more detailed write-up.

  2. Rob Cruickshank on said:

    Nice hack-I have some of those viewers bought for exactly that purpose, but I was too lazy to hook them up yet. People should be aware that it’s a serious downgrade in terms of resolution from the original film. Good Kodachrome Viewmaster reels in a Model D Viewmaster:
    look very good.

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