The Digital Eye

In 1500, a clock was a machine that filled a room in a tower. Today, clocks are built into almost every machine we make. The same thing is happening to the camera: we’ve come from the camera obscura to the modern smartphone and are fast approaching a world in which everything we build can see. Now is the time to start planning for what we’ll make of it.


 

Edible Innovations: Using Drones for DIY Agricultural Monitoring Systems

Edible Innovations: Using Drones for DIY Agricultural Monitoring Systems

Suman Ghimire is creating better agricultural yields in Nepal by flying drones with hacked cameras that can identify diseased plants.

This Week in Making: Teach Kids to Create, Capture a GIF with a Polaroid, and More

This Week in Making: Teach Kids to Create, Capture a GIF with a Polaroid, and More

This week, cheer for kids to work through their mistakes, get your own custom laser engravings, or capture a GIF with a polaroid camera.

Transforming a Game Boy Camera into a Tool for Astrophotography

Transforming a Game Boy Camera into a Tool for Astrophotography

Alex Pietrow customized a Nintendo Game Boy Advance's camera so that it could take pictures of celestial objects.

Take Photos Through These Raspberry Pi Powered Binoculars

Take Photos Through These Raspberry Pi Powered Binoculars

Make pinoculars by upgrading a pair of binoculars with a Raspberry Pi 2 and a Pi camera so it can view and take pictures at a distance.

Hacking a 35mm SLR Lens to Turbocharge Your Webcam

Hacking a 35mm SLR Lens to Turbocharge Your Webcam

You can buy a fancy webcam microscope, or you can hack an SLR Lens and an average webcam together to get the same results.