On YouTube channel How To Make Everything, host Andy George tried his hand at making a homemade lens out of sand and rocks. The result is a very interesting lens!
George, in the video, attempts to make his very own camera lens with borax, river sand
You can watch George combine all of these raw materials to make a lens in the video below:
Making this homemade lens proved to be How To Make Everything’s toughest task ever
This project was not easy. In fact, George says it’s the hardest project he’s ever taken on. “It has been one of the most challenging projects I’ve ever done,” George says after completing the lens. “Every single step in the project has been a huge pain.”
It took George over a dozen tries to make his clear glass. Annealing the glass pucks took up to four attempts. Grinding the lenses took 30 hours to complete. That’s 30 hours of continuous grinding!
So much work went into creating the lens, but what George ended up with was a blurry image. Still, it works in
It really puts into perspective the amount of work that goes into making the lenses we use on the daily. Sure, Sony, Canon