Few people have heard of it, yet many consider John Blankenbaker's KENBAK-1 to be the first commercial personal computer.

Koss introduced these headphones over 40 years ago, and they remain affordable favorites to this day.

A One-of-a-Kind Digital Lomo Camera


I am addicted to the MAKE:Blog. Not just because Phillip sometimes link to Retro Thing, but because there are hundreds of amazing homebuilt projects out there that offer endless encouragement to Do It Yourselfers. My recent fave is Sushicam's quest to create a hybrid digital LOMO camera out of an old Epson R-D1 digital rangefinder and a LOMO LC-A. This hack is nothing short of amazing; the new camera retains the flavour of LOMOgraphy with the convenience of digital.

In a nutshell, they gutted a non-functional LC-A and installed an Epson image sensor. Because of changes in focal length to the sensor, a Voigtlander step-up ring was used to put the lens in proper alignment. The total cost was around 5 hours of elbow grease and approximately 900 Yen in parts. And, yes, the new DigiLOMO exhibits the classic lens vignetting that makes film-based LOMOs so addictive.

Sushicam's Digital LOMO Construction Part I (via MAKE:Blog)
Digital LOMO Construction Walkthrough Part II


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