Animated flip books have been around for nearly 145 years. With just a little thumb-work, these books allowed you to view a few seconds worth of animation. Now, a new concept camera known as the Gifty allows you to record video and print a flip book instantly.

The Gifty, designed by student Jiho Jang for his thesis project, records one to five seconds worth of video, which you compose through an optical viewfinder. When you finish recording, the Gifty prints all of the frames using Zero Ink technology, which you then tear apart and bind.  

This video gives you an overview of how it works:

Unfortunately, there's currently just one Gifty in existence, and it belongs to the designer. Could a Kickstarter project be in Gifty's future? Time will tell.

Via Yanko Design