Introduction: Make a (Used) Disposable Camera Flash

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This is a nice little trick and use for an old disposable camera (that I always forget to have developed). It simulated the flash made when a picture is taken. It is very simple and very bright.

I don't know what uses you have for it, but don't flash it into peoples eyes (it hurts)! I think this looks really cool in the dark.

Possible uses...

-simulating lightning
-just for fun
-scare people
-illuminate something


SORRY: I'M NOT A GOOD PHOTOGRAPHER SO I COULDN'T GET A PICTURE OF THE FLASH IN ACTION.
TAKE MY WORD FOR IT: IT'S BRIGHT!

DON'T HURT YOURSELF (OR OTHERS)...I'M NOT LIABLE!


PLEASE RATE AND LEAVE COMMENTS!!!!!!!

Step 1: Materials

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-Old disposable camera (0 pictures left)-I used a Kodak (wrapper is ripped off in the picture)
-2 hands

Step 2: Prepare the Camera

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Take the camera and locate the flash button. Push this until the indicator light (mine was on the back) turns on. Locate the flasher thing (sorry, I don't know the official name), this is where the light come from, so watch your eyes (and those of others).

Step 3: Create the Flash

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Now grasp the camera in your dominant hand. Slam it on the palm/heel of the other hand. It should flash, if you hit it hard enough. THIS COULD HURT IF YOU DO IT WRONG: I"M NOT RESPONSIBLE!

Now go ahead and use it for something, A single camera can be used multiple times.

Comments

Derpancakes (author)2011-01-20

Oh yeah! I love this prank.... such a classic... good job!

Haha, thanks. I just remember doing it all the time on field trips...great amusement for cheap.

beehard44 (author)2010-09-14

what i do s take the circuit apart and insulate the chip in electrical ape. there will be 3 contacts, flash trigger, negative and positive. i use the battery contacts (positive and negative) to hold the battery together. you just pres the charging button, and when you connect the trigger (the metal triangle sticking out the side of the pcb) to the negative (long battery contact, it should trigger.

bassclarinet23 (author)beehard442011-02-16

I've heard that it can be dangerous when taking them apart, and I know nothing about electronics or cameras, so I didn't want to try it and end up hurting myself. Haha.

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