Poor Man's Polaroid

Orange Pi Zero based instant photo maker

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Poor Man's Polaroid is a Orange Pi Zero based instant photo device that captures photos using cheap web camera as well as printing it using cheap thermal printer.

The project was inspired by Mitxela's

Extended details and steps can be found on my GitHub page:

Link to 3D model:

Python script

x-python-script - 1.49 kB - 11/24/2019 at 11:37


  • 1 × Orange Pi Zero
  • 1 × Thermal Printer QR204
  • 1 × Web Camera
  • 1 × Button
  • 1 × LED (optional)

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Dan Maloney wrote 11/26/2019 at 16:30 point

I wasn't sure about the spherical form factor at first, but I think I like it. Reminds me of an old webcam that I had once - spherical, much smaller, and it sat in a little cradle so it could be easily positioned.

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Oleg Kulyk wrote 11/26/2019 at 16:33 point

Thanks. The original idea was to make it looking like an eye. Also I've added few magnets to back plate, so it can be easily mounted to fridge, for example.

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