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This camera captures a memory by using your senses.  It does not take a photo.  It works only once and captures a single memory.
This camera captures a memory by using your senses. It does not take a photo. It works only once and captures a single memory.
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In a world of digital sprawl now there is a camera that captures a single memory.

This camera captures only one memory - It does not take a photograph.
This camera captures only one memory - It does not take a photograph.

 
Photos can trigger a memory, but memories are stored only in your brain.  This camera uses your senses to capture one single memory.


How many photos do you have in your phone?  How many memories?

What do you remember about your grandparents?  What are they doing?  What do you see and smell about this?

Picture your best friend, and then close your eyes - What are they doing?  Where are they?  What do you feel?

When were you the happiest?

The Memory Camera is a simple and beautiful object that creates a single memory by using your senses - Each Memory Camera can only be used once.   The button clicks only once.   Once it's been depressed, the button does *not* pop back for a second memory.   It captures only a single memory.

How do you create a "click sound" that is up to the task of capturing a memory forever?

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Here is my very first sketch, on a piece of paper towel.

Here's a photo of lots of people taking pictures, but no one creating a memory.

HERE ARE PEOPLE PHOTOGRAPHING EVERYTHING BUT LOOKING AT NOTHING - They are taking photos.  They are not making memories.
HERE ARE PEOPLE PHOTOGRAPHING EVERYTHING BUT LOOKING AT NOTHING - They are taking photos. They are not making memories.
Here is a photo of the camera that my father gave me when I was a young man. It's a Nikon FG.  In so many ways, this camera has been the inspiration for this project and for so much creativity when I was a teenager.
Here is a photo of the camera that my father gave me when I was a young man. It's a Nikon FG. In so many ways, this camera has been the inspiration for this project and for so much creativity when I was a teenager.

PS. Animation by the brilliant Alina Galaktionova on Instagram @galaktik

Risks and challenges

I've been wanted to make the Memory Camera for four years, but I've been fearful to put this personal project on Kickstarter.

I'm nervous that people will think this idea is dumb, because seems like just an empty plastic box - in fact, it is an empty plastic box - but it works. It creates a memory by using your senses and storing the memory where memories are stored - in your mind.

The Memory Camera allow you to take the time and focus and uses your senses to capture the memory. It's also an attractive object, and as long as you keep your memory camera, it will help to remember your moment forever.

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    Memory Camera Ambassador

    You are a Memory Camera Ambassador! As a thank you for your support, you'll receive a personal hand-written memory. Thank you for your support!

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    Memory Camera Mini

    A smaller version of the Memory Camera Original, but with all of the same features. Most importantly - a nice fat clicky-sound to lock the memory into your mind. And like the Memory Camera Original, it only works one time. Single shot. So you can't go making new memories over the old one.

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    Memory Camera Mini TWO-PACK

    A two-pack of the smaller version of the Memory Camera Original, but with all of the same features. Most importantly - a nice fat clicky-sound to lock the memory into your mind. And like the Memory Camera Original, it only works one time. Single shot. So you can't go making new memories over the old one. And it's a nice keepsake for your memory.

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    Memory Camera

    Congrats! You'll be the first Memory Camera owner. Your Memory Camera will give you a precious memory. LETS MAKE MEMORIES!

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    Two Memory Cameras

    Double the fun. Your two Memory Cameras will give you two precious memories!

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    Five-Pack of Memory Cameras

    A five-pack of Memory Cameras, to give to friends and family or anyone that you are sharing & creating memories.

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