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A Kodak 620 webcam

This is a webcam based on a Kodak 620 Junior from the 1930s.

How it was made

The camera was in pretty poor shape. the bellows were punctured, the shutter was siezed, the lens frame was loose and so on. So I don't feel too bad about re-purposing it.

The webcam is a Pluscom Ultra. It's a nice small camera with a decent framerate.

I removed the LEDs and painted the lens-surround black.

I also had to shave some of the plastic off the lens surround.
I removed the shutter mechanism and original lens.
The webcam lens fits nicely into the space left by the original lens.


The USB cable emerges through the frame-number window.
A tripod sets it off nicely.

Other projects:
Hacking an antique clock
Old Telephones
An Orrery-Clock
A steampunk mouse
A 1960s webcam
A sgian dubh memory stick
A wheeled mouse
An external disk drive
A 1930s webcam
A Vintage Intercom