Gakken USB Camera

Gakken USB Camera
Gakken USB Camera

Gakken USB Camera

Assemble a USB Special Effects Camera for retro Japanese sci-fi cinematography (you'll need to supply the action figures.)


Use this USB Special Effects Camera to achieve a  unique "Tokusatsu" retro Japanese sci-fi filming style. Shoot scenes with models just like ones from Ultraman and Godzilla with the close-up lens and stick-mounted camera with tilting mount. Another great "adult science" kit from Gakken's Otona no Kagaku series, the Tokusatsu Camera will be fun both to build and use once complete.

The final camera is like a mini version of the ones used by real film studios to make those classics. The handheld crane allows you to zoom in on monsters or superheroes on the set, while the ultra-compact camera and lens let you capture any spontaneous scenes you encounter in the outside world! 

Camera also records voice and doubles as a regular webcam.

  • Self-assembly kit
  • Includes issue 40 of Otona no Kagaku magazine
  • Records 640 x 480px video
  • Power: USB
  • OS: Windows XP, Windows 7, Windows 8; Mac OSX 10.6-10.8
  • Instructions: Japanese (but with diagrams)