OLPC XO DIY Camera Periscope
The OLPC wiki mentioned in 2007 that someone was working on a periscope for the XO laptop that would allow camera-forward picturetaking in tablet mode. Many months later, no periscope materialized, so I decided to make one. I finally found some easily workable materials and threw one together. The key ingredients of the alpha version are thin plastic mirror material for repairing automobile rear view mirrors and aluminum step flashing. In the next version, I'll refine the mirror sizes and angles. I think I'll use cardboard instead of aluminum for the next version.

Some other photos related to the periscope
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OLPC Camera Accessories Wiki Page
wiki.laptop.org/go/Peripherals/Camera_Accessories

Children in Thailand working the awkward camera angle to document an artifact in the forest.
wiki.laptop.org/go/Image:Hiking02.jpg
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