Otto, hackable GIF camera, launches Kickstarter

If a picture says a thousand words, how many does a GIF say? Otto is a new camera that has been created to take GIFs instead of image stills. This is hipster entrepreneurship at its peak.

Otto has a pop-up crank shaft that records the GIF when turned. Rewind the crankshaft one click, and the GIF is automatically sent to your phone.

The device runs on Raspberry PI, a credit-card sized computer, and is designed to be fully hackable. Its creators say that they made the camera in a way that allows for full customisation. Otto ships with a range of “modes,” or different settings for the camera, but the iPhone app that connects to Otto has a menu that allows the user to create new modes by tweaking the camera’s settings.

The team behind Otto has launched a Kickstarter campaign seeking $60,000 USD ($69485 NZD), which will be used to manufacture the camera.


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