The Scanner Photography Project
Building homemade digital cameras from low-end flatbed scanners
This is pretty damn cool. This guy has built a digital camera out of an old, low-end flatbed scanner. The resulting images can have some really interesting distortions, especially when the image is taken of moving objects. We all know how slowly the scanner moves across its surface, so the image on the left here makes sense. The website includes instructions on how to build your own flatbed camera and if it sounds like a good use for that old dust magnet scanner on your desk, good luck with it!