December 29, 2010

Stampy Camera Magically Turns Photos into Rubber-Stamps


The Stampy Digital Camera reminds me of those old “How To Draw Comic-Books” guides. You’d get a step one (stick men), step two (circles and rectangles) and a step three (the amazing, finished artwork). Somewhere there was a missing step 2.5, which was where the actual magic happened.


The Stampy also has this missing step. The camera takes a picture (step 1). You then pull it apart to reveal a rubber-stamp and ink-pad within (step 2) and then you simply slap it down onto a piece of paper to get a monochrome rendition of the photo you took (step 3). The missing step: How on earth does your picture get turned from photons of light into nodules of rubber?

It’s a real shame, as this instant-printing concept is clearly in the spirit of the original Polaroid. I suspect it will never be made until the designer, Jinhee Kim, actually invents a mechanism for then inside instead of relying on an a sprinkling of pixie-dust to make it happen.

In the meantime, I’d like to offer my own invention. It’s a teleportation device which will surely terrify the travel industry with its promise of free, instantaneous transportation. So far I have an almost working prototype made from two phone-booths, one in New York and one in London. Step one: You just walk in and dial the right number. Step 2: Poof! You’re gone. Step 3: a quick bagel for lunch. It’s almost done. I just need to work out step 2.5.

29 comments:

  1. well it sure is interesting but im not sure if anyone will prefer it

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  2. That's kind of interesting, but I think it's kind of a gimmick and people will get tired of it really fast.

    Also, is that Drew Barrymore?

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  3. I'm sure there's a VC somewhere who'll front the money to work out the minor implementation details.

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  4. That's freaking awesome! How does that work?

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  5. My dad is a big stamp collector. I'm going to make one of these :D

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  6. Oh well, I don't think it would have caught on somehow, most people are not interested in stamps.

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  7. Haha this is great =] Thanks! I want that stampy camera !:D

    Nice blog as well!

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  8. I think i've seen this before. Not really sure it's worth it though. I'd assume people would buy it, use it once, and never touch it again.

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  9. there would be obscene stamps everywhere.

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  10. seems like somewhat of a novelty thing, but still very awesome in terms of technology.

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  11. and the results !! are good! 10-1

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  12. that's awesome. i'd like one of these.

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  13. I lost it after the opening picture.

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  14. stamping cameras.Sheeesh! What will they think of next?!

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  15. If by phone booth, you mean the Tardis, then I believe you, Doctor.

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  16. the girl looks like Drew Barrymore.

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  17. God damn that's fucking cool.

    (thinking about how this works)

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  18. This is really cool! O_o
    Also, is that Drew in the pics?
    Following and supporting, broseph! ;)

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  19. where do you find these things haha... your blog has some of the strangest gadgets i've seen!

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  20. Awesome find, didn't even know about this

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  21. Seems a tad...specific? I mean how often do you need that kind of instantaneous stamping?

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  22. let me know when you sort out the teleportation tech. Ill invest!

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  23. Gotta agree with the obscene stamps comment. The technology could be a cool thing but the uses of this could be abused soooo much

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  24. aaaa jesi natuko komentara :D

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