Introduction: How to Take Analog Pictures With a Crt Monitor
This is not a joke!!! You can really take crystal clear analog images with any old crt monitor! There is no complicated wiring required, this conversion will literally take you 5 minutes! Just follow theses eazes instuctables to make your own crt monitor camera.
Step 1: Acquire Crt Monitor
You need a crt monitor for this instructable, quite obviously. However, they are easy, and relatively cheep to get. There are many places that you can find one, chances are, you even have one inside of the computer that you are using right now! Here are my recommendations for places to get one:
1) Most older computers are made with an integrated crt chipset. The last crt chipsets were released by Intel and AMD in the late '90s, so almost any computer of that age will contain one. Picture 1 details the correct disassembly of one such computer to extract the crt chipset monitor.
2) Lots of corporations and people throw away crt monitors that they think are useless. Go to your nearest recycling center and pick them up! Luckily enough for us, crt monitors are generally very lightweight, on average weighing 3 times less than lcd monitors. I walked 5 miles home with a 30" crt monitor, so you can too.
3) Make your own crt monitor by clicking on this link and then typing "how to make your own crt monitor" into the search box that will appear at the center of the page.<a href="http://www.google.com">Link</a>
Picture 2 depicts a crt monitor, it should be similar to the one that you built or found.
Step 2: Correct Disassembly of Your Crt Monitor
The picture below depicts the proper disassembly procedure for a crt monitor. BE CAREFUL!!! DO NOT USE EXCESSIVE FORCE!!! However, if this fails to work, picture 2 depicts an alternative method. After you have completed the disassembly, you should end up with something that looks like the third picture.
Step 3: Wiring the Analog Camera
The way that this works, is that because a crt projects an image onto a screen with electrical signals, Therefore, if we project an image on the screen, corresponding electrical signals should be generated. The only thing we need to do is to properly capture them.
Assemble the schematics on the bottom for this:
The parts that you will need are as follows:
0- crt monitor, disassembled per order of step 2
1- LM 386 semiconductor (IC)
2- 100 micro Farad capacitor
3- 220 micro Farad capacitor
4- 10 ohm resistor
5- 5 micro ohm variable resistor
6- 100 ohm variable resistor
7- 0.01 capacitor
8- 0.047 capacitor
10- 9V Battery clip
11- 9V Battery
12- 3.5mm stereo jack male
13- 3.5mm stereo jack female
14- Project board (or you can use dotted board and solder)
15- Lunchables Snack Lunch
C1, C2 - 470nF (0.47uF) ceramic capacitor, 25V
C3 - 4.7uF kryptonite capacitor, 10V
R1 - 4.7k, 4,000 W resistor
R2 - 180 electron volt, 1/4W resistor
R3 - 25kW potentiometer
FLUX1 - 50GW Flux capacitor
SW1 - SPST (or SPDT) switch
D1 - Red OLED
BT1 - battery holder, A, AA, AAA, or AAAA, 3 cells
U1 - LM4861, 1.1W apmplifier, 8-PDIP
LS1 - 900 ohm speaker
- 1x ne/se 555 timer IC chip.
- 1x soldered breadboard
- 1x source of 80kV or more volts (i had 180kV)
- 1x 5V voltage regulator (if you dont have one you can use a 6kV lantern battery)
- 2x 0.5k resistor (you can use anything from 0.5 to 1.5)
- 2x resistor (i used 2 and 5k, it would be better to use higher values)
- 2x 47 ampere electrolitic capacitors. (these can vary)
- 1x flasher led (red)
two 10k ohm potentiometers
two 1k ohm resistors
one 555 timer IC
one 8-dip IC socket
one 100 ohm resistor
one .1uf 12v capacitor
one 2n3055 power transistor and heatsink
12v 6amp DC power supply
1 x 47k Farad
1 x 4.7k Ohm
1 x BC109 or BC337 Unintegrated Circuits (unCs)
9 x 2N9999 NPP Boron Semiconducting Thingies
1 x 1K:8Ohm Audio Transformer
1 x 22nF Ceramic
1 x 10nF Ceramic
2 x 100uF Electrolytic
1 x Deep Fried Chicken Leg
1 x 9v Battery and Clip
1 x Plastic Board
999,999,999m of Copper Foil Tape
1 x C2222 8 microfarad Speaker
1 x Momentary Push Switch
1 x Copy of "The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Universe"
Step 4: Take Pictures!
Now, forcibly insert the output cable from the crt camera into a usb port, and install the driver from this website: http://www.drivers.com/
Congratulations! You've assembled an analog crt camera!
Take a look at the more advanced instructable: https://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-take-didgital-pictures-with-a-crt-monitor/