The folks at Teenage Engineering have teamed up with another Swedish-bred design house, IKEA, to construct about the simplest digital camera imaginable. I love their cheeky suggestions of features. This being Motion, one has to wonder – what would the simplest possible video camera look like? Jesper Kouthoofd, designer at TE, deserves credit for this one (and a sense of humor).

Worlds cheapest digital camera made out of one piece folded cardboard, a single circuit board for all electronics, camera sensor and integrated USB connector. The cardboard enclosure is secured by two plastic screws. The KNÄPPA camera was invented and designed by Teenage Engineering for IKEA. Teenage Engineering worked very closely with IKEA to make this project become a reality.


That appears to be a Swedish word that means, in essence, “click” – as in a shutter.