How to Make a Disposable Camera Infinite





Introduction: How to Make a Disposable Camera Infinite

Alright so i was messing around with a disposable camera the other day and found out that theres a little gear under the covering of the camera that if you turn it to the right will make the camera take infinate shots.


Step 1: Take Appart Camera

now we have to take the disposable camera appart. the camera has a big sticker wrapped all around it, you wana take that off (DO NOT USE WATER. after the sticker is off use a screw driver and push it under 1 of the little clips on either side of the camera.

Step 2: Make the Opening

ok to make it so that you can turn the small grey gear to make the camera go forever. To make the hole you can do it in 2 ways
But befor you do anything mark where the grey gear is.
1. you can drill/stap a hole in the back of the casing to spin the gear.
2. you can do what i did and burn then cut the exces off

Step 3: Battery

on the left side of the camera is a battery. when this battery dies, then the flash dies, so change the battery, and now you can

Step 4: Finished

ok were done all you gotta do now is put the case back on (just snaps on) and away you go

PS. i havent tried putting another roll of film in it yet but im pretty confidant it will work (try it if you want and post as coment if you do)
I put a video of what you do after you re-assemble the camera



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    i lol'd at how generic that battery was XD


    Oh . . . Thank you, battery.

    They say ALKALINE on the covered side. I've seen quite a few of these.

    This doesn't work with any disposable camera I've ever seen. The one in the pictures is no exception.
    To load film into a disposable camera, you must pull the entire roll out of the canister and wind it around a spool on the left. So before you've even started taking pictures, you've exposed the entire roll of film.
    The reason disposables are built like this is so each time you wind on after taking a shot, the film is pulled back into the carrier, rather than out of it, like with regular cameras. That way, they can be pulled open and the film is ready to be developed. Also, it's cheaper to manufacture as the camera doesn't need to have any kind of winding mechanism to pull the film back into the carrier.

    ^^^I was kinda thinking the same thing

    after you use a couple to learn to open them w/o destroying the casing you can use the parts for other projects ;)

    I built this out of a used disposable camera and it works great.(No film though)

    I didn't get the impression that the idea was to take infinite PICTURES, but just to get a device that you can use as an easily triggerable FLASH toy/tool/weapon, after the picture taking is done. It's something I've considered doing myself... This would work fine for that sort of purpose.

    Yeah,that's what I use mine for.I got 13 used cameras from Walmart and made this with them just for uh,I really don't know.