DIY camera for the crafty geek in all of us

The SuperHeadz Plamodel DIY 35mm Camera comes with separate parts that are assembled to create a traditional film camera.

Photography geeks, rejoice! Though digital photography is now the norm, techies and geeks who cherish the click of real film will appreciate this twist on a classic camera.

Urban Outfitters

The SuperHeadz Plamodel DIY 35mm Camera from Urban Outfitters is a film camera that you assemble yourself. The kit costs $28 and comes with about 30 parts, including a wide angle 28 mm lens, a screwdriver, and instructions. There are also modification options for a more customized camera.

Though it takes a couple of hours to build, the end result is a traditional 35 mm camera and the pleasure of saying, "Look, I built this!"

Sure, most of your nongeek friends will be unimpressed and won't understand the inherent coolness of building a film camera, but from geek-to-geek, this might be one of the greatest DIY projects yet!

About the author

Sharon Profis is a CNET How To expert who cooks up DIY projects, in-depth guides, and little-known tricks that help you get the most out of your tech. During her four years at CNET, she's covered social media, funky gadgets, and has shared her tech knowledge on CBS and other news outlets.


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