Step 1: Materials and Details
- Congo Blue Gel : http://www.parts-express.com/pe/showdetl.cfm?partnumber=244-181
- Cell phone
For the Cell Phone, mine is a Verizon Wireless LG VX5300. However, this modification to the camera is, in general, the same on all brands and models. Some of the instructions, such as how to get to the camera module, vary from phone to phone.
If you also want to change the lens assembly completely, use one from a digital camera or sort and cut a hole in the faceplate of the phone and mount it on the faceplate, like mine in the intro picture.
Step 2: Disassembling the camera
Next, remove any screws that are holding the camera's faceplate down.
Step 3: Getting to the camera
However, on every digital imaging device, the CCD semiconductor is under a lens. The lens is your goal.
Back to the camera module: depending on your phone, you might be able to detach the entire module from the camera. If not, don't be rough with it.