Inventor Niklas Roy's device combines an analog black and white videocamera and a thermal receipt printer.

Niklas Roy, the man who invented the Lumenoise light pen, has produced a Polaroid-esque device that captures and simultaneously print out images onto a roll of receipt paper.

The ‘Electronic Instant Camera’ is a combination of an analog b/w videocamera and a thermal receipt printer. It doesn’t store the pictures on film or digital but instead prints directly onto the paper to create a unique image. The process is very slow and people have to keep still for around three minutes for a full portrait photograph to be taken and printed. You can see the Electronic Instant Camera in action in the video below:

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