Arduino enthusiasts looking for a project to keep them busy for the next few weekends might be interested in this awesome Arduino photo gun which has been created using a few Game Boy accessories including a Game Boy thermal printer.
Created by Russian media artist Dmitry Morozov the gbg-8 Game Boy photo gun is capable of shooting and printing instant photographs in retro style blocky 8-bit images in Polaroid style prints.
Check out the video below to learn more about its construction. Jump over to the vtol website below for more images of the awesome Game Boy Arduino Photo Gun which has been made using the following components :
– game boy
– gb camera
– gb thermal printer
– optical relays
– long life battery
The “gbg-8” combines Nintendo’s classic pea soup green original Game Boy with an Arduino, a camera, optical relays, batteries, and a thermal printer into one funky, photo firearm. After scaring subjects into a portrait-ready pose by pointing a gun at them, photographers pull the trigger and take the snapshot. The device then immediately prints out the beautifully blocky 8-bit picture.