Video of the Day: How Impossible Project Makes Polaroid Film

After purchasing the old Polaroid factory in the Netherlands filled with equipment, a group of Dutch enthusiasts known as the Impossible Project got to work figuring out how to actually make Polaroid film. By March 2010 they had developed a way to engineer film compatible with Polaroid's SX-70/600 instant cameras.

To give its viewers a sense of how the Impossible Project makes Polaroid film, How's It's Made recently visited the factory and produced this five-minute video that, as BoingBoing pointed out, is reminiscent of the old Sesame Street videos from inside a crayon manufacturing facility. "Conclusion," Maggie Koerth-Baker writes, "The Impossible Project may not be necessary, but it sure is a lot of fun to watch." See for yourself.

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Nicholas Jackson is a former associate editor at The Atlantic.

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