Scanner Rig Takes Pictures Of Documents Using iPhone

The iPhone’s camera has been used for a number of creative uses, from taking close-up shots, to using it as a webcam, to just making cool pictures, to using it to make to-do lists, or even as a scanner of sorts. As for scanning documents, getting a clear shot is difficult, but one user found a clever way of getting the clearest images of documents possible by rigging up the iPhone Document Scanner.

The ingenious device places the iPhone on a stand at a specific distance from a lower surface on which the document to be scanned is placed. That way it’s at the perfect distance and doesn’t rely on the steadiness of your hand.

A template in the form of an .eps file for making the rig is available to Ponko members.

[via TUAW]

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