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Picture of Cellphone Macro Lens
You have any old expired disposable cameras you found while cleaning? Maybe you got one to make a slave flash or taser, what to do with the rest of it? Since you have to take apart the camera to get the flash out, why not make a cheap macro lens that takes great pictures!

Here is how to get a great macro lens in five easy steps! (one of them's looking at cool pictures)
 
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Step 1: Supplies

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You will need a disposable camera, screwdriver, and something to make the lens stick like double sided tape or the stuff I found that makes stuff tacky. 

Step 2: Taking it apart

Before you start taking the camera apart use the film first! If you don't use film you can cover the lens and "take pictures" leaving the film unexposed, since the film winds into the spool as you take pictures(in normal cameras it pulls out as you take pictures then rewinds or you have to hand crank back in) after you get to the last picture only turn about 5 times, you can use it in another camera or give it to a friend that likes using film. (expired film makes cool pictures)

there are around 4 tabs you have to wedge your screwdriver(don't stab yourself wiggle it in!!) into open, two on either sides then two more under the label. I am not sure about other cameras, but I think it should be similar.

***careful not to press the flash button*** or else you will be blinded by the auto recharge of the flash!!
Kris T.9 months ago

My favorite photo here is the metal thing (is it a ring?). It's shape is pleasingly abstract. :)

Just did this very recently for my cell, and it was incredibly fun! I fashioned mine in a very crude manner: rubber band and hot glue. It seems to work though.

Kris T. Kris T.9 months ago

I should be clearer: not the screw driver end, the metal that seems to make a sort of rosette.