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A Camera Lucida for the 21st Century

Clive Maxfield
5/13/2013 02:46 PM EDT

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Max The Magnificent
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Max The Magnificent   5/13/2013 3:14:46 PM
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Note that -- as I pen these words -- for a $12 pledge there's still an "Open-Source Special, DIY/Tinkerer's Kit" that includes two custom-fabricated, specially-silvered NeoLucida prisms so you can make your own camera lucida design!

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gmitsuoka   5/14/2013 7:07:06 PM
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I saw the Kickstarter project and with my interest peaked, headed over the Apple App Store. As they say, there's an app for that. $4.99. It does essentially the same thing.

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Max The Magnificent   5/14/2013 9:11:24 PM
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I think I heard about that app -- but doesn't it just use the iPad's camera to present a faint image in the iPad's screen that you then trace around? I suppose you coudl then print this off and fill in the details. Have you used the app? Can you tell us about it?

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DrQuine   5/15/2013 1:54:43 AM
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One could connect a digital camera (or a computer with a digital photograph) to a PC projector. Projecting the image onto a piece of paper or a large screen would allow unlimited time for tracing and leisurely detailing of the image.

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Max The Magnificent   5/15/2013 6:29:02 PM
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That's not a bad idea at all -- I could use this to amaze my wife with my (artistic) prowess

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Carolyn Hall Young   5/15/2013 8:10:28 PM
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I use the Camera Lucida app. With my iPad. It works better than the traditional camera lucida, Art-o-graph, or any other optical image transfer tool that I have encountered. I, too, pledged on the Kickstarter campaign, and will receive mine in the first batch – I mainly did it out of curiosity, and add to my collection of traditional Camera Lucida's. Link for Camera Lucida iOS: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/camera-lucida/id362499096?mt=8

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Max The Magnificent   5/15/2013 8:34:28 PM
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Can you show us some examples of your work with the iPad App?

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