Alejandro sent in this very cool device for making physical screen captures of a computer display. The web site has a nice video of the device in action. Just don’t forget to stockpile your Polaroid film since it’s not going to be around after this year!
The Polaroid sheet camera uses the basic principle of light polarization to mimic the behavior of a camera diaphragm and shutter. LCD screens emit polarized light, which allows a Polaroid sheet in the camera to take on the diaphragm behavior.
A stepper motor controls the rotation of the camera body, from the light blocking position to the fully open position (90 degrees), in which the instant film is exposed for a predetermined amount of time before the whole camera body is rotated back to the blocking position.
The Polarized Polaroid Camera – Link
No more Polaroid… instant film – and MAKE’s look at Polaroid projects – Link