Kickstarter funded Poppy turns your Apple iPhone into a 3D camera

Kickstarter funded Poppy turns your Apple iPhone into a 3D camera
Crowd-funding website Kickstarter is the home to Poppy, a Viewmaster-like contraption that lets you shoot 3D pictures with your Apple iPhone. The device allows you to take 3D pictures and share them via social networks. Poppy is compatible with the Apple iPhone 4, Apple iPhone 4S, Apple iPhone 5 and the 5th-generation Apple iPod touch.

So far, Poppy has raised $31,000 and has a goal of $40,000 with 29 days left. The device does not require a battery, nor does it contain any electronic parts. The 3D imagery is all done by manipulating optics and even though it works with apps like Instagram, the creators have developed an iOS app for the Poppy that lets you save 3D still shots and video to the camera roll on your iPhone and upload video to YouTube.

Pledge $299 or more and receive a pre-production Poppy (say that 10 times fast). For a $59 pledge, you'll get a Poppy, a neck strap and a microfiber bag. The product is expected to ship in December. Those with good memories might remember that toy maker Hasbro was offering a similar looking device called My3D viewer for the Apple iPhone and iPod, that also came with stereoscopic apps.

If you're interested in funding the Poppy, click on the sourcelink.

source: Poppy via PCMag


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