Embed and Antique camera with GoPro Hero3. via instructables
I recently acquired a GoPro Hero3 camera. While trying it out, I found that I don’t participate in too many “high octane” activities that would play well to the GoPro’s strengths. But, I really loved the wide angle lens and it’s small size. I found myself just wanting to take pictures with it. However, this is challenging since the GoPro has no screen or viewfinder to frame up your shots. It was like time traveling back to those days when your phone didn’t have a camera on both sides and you had to turn your phone around to take a selfie. It took three or four shots just to get everyone’s face in the picture.
Enter the AGFA Ansco Shur Shot Camera. I found this old camera at a local antique shop for only $20 and loved it enough to buy it purely to sit on a shelf. Then, I realized that this old tech had exactly what my new tech needed. It had a viewfinder.
I decided I must use old mirrors and glass to transform new circuits and programming. I would embed the GoPro into the Shur Shot to take beautiful pictures with a beautiful camera.
GoPro camera (I used a Hero3 but other models should work if their shutter button is in the same place)
AGFA Ansco Shur Shot Camera (Various models are relatively common online and the going rate seems to be $20-$50 depending on how restored they are.)
Bluetooth enabled device with GoPro app (This will allow you to see what you’re shooting in real time or see and download the images you took without having to plug the GoPro into a computer.)
Hand saw (powered or manual)
Stiff foam (A square foot would be more than enough for the project and any mistakes. I used a cheap camping pad.)
Small piece of soft metal
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