I wanted to make it, but my plan was to turn it into a statement piece. Today it is normal to be filmed everywhere and rarely people are wondering on how much it it is invading their privacy.
Step 1: Stuff you need
- cheap lamp (Mine is called Lagra from ikea), or an AC plug with a switch, a bulb holder and a reflector.
- Security Camera dummy (e.g. on amazon or ebay)
- Duct tape
- optional: canvas, red acrylic paint, paintbrush
- light bulb, please check out the second picture
- Dremel (I've used a 1/2 x 1/2 inch Sanding Mandrel, a SpeedClic Plastic Cutting Wheel, a SpeedClic Metal Cutting Wheel and a drill bit), alternatively a metal saw, sanding paper, a drill and patience...
- safety glasses
- a screwdriver
Step 2: Paint the canvas
Instead of painting the letters, cutting them out of a vinyl sheet and sticking them onto the canvas might be a better idea in terms of easiness.
I've uploaded the vector image of the camera. Just scale it to the size you want it to be (you can open it with inkscape). If you want to paint the image, a cheap and easy way to trace the outlines is by using a pencil to paint the back and to trace the image with a ball pen as shown in the pictures.
Step 3: Take the lamp apart
Now carefully pull the wires out of the bulb holder, as shown in the second picture.
Step 4: Manipulate the security cam
First you will have to take the dummy apart. Remove the battery compartment with a Dremel Sanding Mandrel and secure it with duct tape.
Cut a notch as shown in the fifth picture to later secure the reflector (be very careful, not to cut through the plastic) and shorten the front of the reflector (please wear safety glasses), so that it will later fit into the camera.
Step 5: Assembly
As you can see in the second picture, if you simply assemble the parts the light is going to shine through the case. That's why I secured the reflector with two layers of duct tape, if you have metal tape, even better.
Now the only thing left to do is to shorten the screws and congratulations you are done.