Step 7: final assembly

home stretch.

i add a piece of electrical tape to the flash ejector so i don't run the risk of shorting out the socket. then i screw the flash ejector back in place.
next, i glue & screw the back of the flash section onto the front.
then we'll make sure all our wiring is going the right way and glue the two halves of the bottom section together. slide the aluminum clips back on and bend the tops back over the neckstrap lugs.
attach the top and bottom together with the two screws inside.
lastly, we'll be screwing the nightlight to the base so start by making  hole in the base for the screw. dry fit/hold everything together and decide how far you want to the plug to come out. use a pencil or awl the mark where to drill the corresponding hole in the nightlight.
add some glue to the base and clamp everything together. screw the bottom to the nightlight and you're done!

okay, what did i forget?
Thank you for teaching me how to make my vintage camera night lights better. The Kodak Starflash is the same model I got for my 10th birthday, in 1958.
<p>absolutely great!! as a collector of vintage cameras i will definitely be making one of these...in fact I am off to my shed right now :)</p>
Very cool! I would like one.
I liked the beat up &quot;retro&quot; look, but I painted the flash reflector on my camera chrome. It gave my project a really nice look with a more consistent glow from the incandescent bulb.
Neat idea thanks for posting it.
That looks a bit like speaker wire, what gauge wire are you using to extend the light socket and ir sensor?
looks awesome! unfortunatly i cant find any of those cameras..:S
This looks awesome! I love repurposing vintage electronics!
The using of IR LED would be good idiea (low power consumption), but if i need more powerful IR Light source, i will use incandescent bulb covered with ebonite sheet to hide visible light
Has anyone sent you the old film they found? If so, what was on it?? !!
from all the cameras i've ended up buying, i've got a huge box full of film i need to try and get developed. i did get a few rolls done so far and they had some really neat pictures from the 60's. i'll try and scan them and post them to m flickr account in a few weeks.
What a great idea! I'm going to the local Goodwill store tomorrow and buying up all the old cameras they have!<br><br>I'll use a red LED for the light source and just leave it on all the time- they are so low power it will probably use all of 2 cents worth of electricity to operate one for a year. Red light won't be too blinding at night, either.
i'd love to use LEDs but i kind of like how the incandescent bulb mimics the shape/look of a flashbulb. please post your versions when you get them completed though! i'd love to see them.
Looks good! One question comes to mind.<br><br>In Step 5 where you are modifying the flash housing and inserting the modified socket, it looks like the socket touches the small piece of aluminum flash housing, which in turn is connected to the larger flash curved mirror piece (excuse my lack of technical terms for the parts of the camera!)<br><br>Doesn't this expose electricity to where a human could accidentally touch the night light flash housing? Or is there some kind of insulation that I missed?
thanks for that! (if i don't have a picture, it gets lost)<br><br>i've edited it to add that i use a couple coats of matte or satin clear varnish on the front of the aluminum flash housing before putting it together with the socket. i think that's a pretty good insulator since that piece is recessed and hard to reach because of the bulb. the larger curved mirror part is plastic so there's no risk there.<br><br>
This is fantastic! :) Your work is beautiful.
This is like the most amazing thing ever. Like ever.
Nicely done, very cleaver. Keep up the creativity, 4 stars I'm following.
Freaking fantastic. I seriously want one.
I love this amazing...

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