3D is once again the rage. And with it comes an effluence of “new” technology to capture real world 3D. One such gadget was shown at the Maker Faire. From out of USC Film School comes a simple way to shoot 3D with a single DSLR (or any) camera. Watch… then read on…

Cool!… Except that we forget that the golden age of 3D came and went with the reign of Victoria. You may see something familiar in this turn of the century (i.e. 19th into 20th) advertisement from Theodore Brown, an industrious stereographer who patented this, and several other 3D devices more than a century ago.

Stereoscopic Transmitter

Theodore Brown’s Stereoscopic Transmitter

A tip of the hat to Pavel Houda for the Maker Faire video.