Post by Snappersforum on Dec 29, 2017 19:44:36 GMT
The brainchild of designer Philipp Schmidt, Camera Restricta is an open-source, 3D-printed digital camera that is web- and GPS-enabled; when you go somewhere and turn it on, it searches social media to see how many geotagged photos have been taken at the same location. If it finds too many, the shutter release retracts into the camera and you get a “photography forbidden” message in the LCD monitor.
The camera also indicates if you’re the first person to take a picture in a location, or if you’re about to reach the maximum number that Camera Restricta thinks is acceptable, it will tell you if you’re about to take the last photo there. What a power trip.
The technology behind this is cool, in an evil sort of way. The camera body is printed on a 3D printer, and houses electronics that you purchase separately, as well as a web app that takes control over the camera. All of it—from the design to parts to software–are an open-source prototype so you can make one yourself and even come up with your own improvements. (You can get that info here, if you dare.)