Step 1: Materials
- Wireless Flash Trigger (Search eBay for "RD616")
- Receiver with a 1/4" mono jack (typically sold with the trigger)
- 3/8" drill bit
- needle nose pliers
- soldering iron
- utility knife
- small screw driver
- a used disposible camera body with flash
- 4" of 22g insulated wire (and something to strip it with)
- 1/4" panel mount phone jack - solder
Step 2: Step 1: Initial Camera Disassembly
Step 3: Step 2: Test Flash
If you didn’t hear the whine, it’s most likely a bad battery. Replace the battery with a fresh one and repeat. If the flash doesn’t fire, toss the camera and get another one.
Step 4: Step 3: Continue Disassembly
Set the internal frame and circuitry aside for later.
Step 5: Step 4: Modification of Body to Fit Jack
Step 6: Step 5: the "guts" of the Disposable Camera
Pop off the shutter and the tiny spring that’s attached to it. There’s a small clip that’s holding the circuit board to the internal frame. Pop this and separate the two pieces.
Step 7: Step 6: Modifcations to the Internal Frame
Step 8: Step 7: Wire It Up
Step 9: Step 8: Reassembly
Step 10: Step 9: Take Pictures
Other options that I've thought of but haven't implemented yet.
- Velcro patches on the receiver and flash body to keep them together.
- Adding one or more 1/4"-20 nuts to the body so the unit can be mounted on a tripod.