A dutch designer hid a camera inside a parcel and shipped it off to see what steps and how many people were involved in the package delivery. The little camera was 3mp and the photographer, Ruben van der Vleuten, also built an arduino based circuit to fire the camera and shipped the package to himself. A small hole was cut into the side of the package for the camera’s lens to see through. After the package arrived, he created a timelapse of the captured images.
What happens when you send something by mail? What happens in between you sending it off and someone else receiving it? What people and processes are involved and how many steps does it take?
Those all were questions I was dealing with and wanted to find out. So instead of sitting back I started a simple project to actually see it myself. I put a small camera in a box, build a timer circuit using Arduino and shipped it.
We recently mentioned this video and project on our podcast and so now it can see it for yourself!
The original blog post can be found HERE.