Mini HV Generator Made From Fujifilm/Kodak PowerFlash Disposable Cameras




Introduction: Mini HV Generator Made From Fujifilm/Kodak PowerFlash Disposable Cameras

About: I have nothing to say.

So I know many people have already posted instructibles on how to make shockers from the kodak cameras with 5pin transformers in them, However I haven't yet encountered any that explain how to make one from the Fujifilm camera's (Probably invalid by the time this is published) or the Kodak PowerFlash, and that is what this first instructible of mine is going to be about.

What might be the point of these generators generating nearly 1000v AC? I ask myself that sometimes, and sometimes, the answer is really nothing, but you may have a different say to that. This Instructable is meant to show everyone who comes across this page and these disposable cameras that are mentioned how to shrink the size of the circuits for whatever use you might have planned for them.

Disclaimer: I am not responsible for injuries that occur in the usage of these, I am only providing the info to make and that you make these at your own risk.

I would not mind for critics on anything which I may not always be aware of as being incorrect. So if something is confusing, say it.

-either Kodak PowerFlash or fujifilm disposable camera.

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Step 1: Get the Fujifilm Camera

If you're planning to minimize the Kodak PowerFlash camera, go to the next page.         .

So we'll start with the fujifilm camera, first we need to get the camera,(fuji obviously) once you pry it open, desolder the transformer, transistor and the 220Ω resistor and maybe everything else. Then just follow the images, they explain all.

Step 2: The Kodak PowerFlash

   Starting from this page, is minimizing the Kodak PowerFlash (Pardon the irritatingly lit lighting). Above is what the circuit should look like (orange PCB, 4 pin transformer...). You can start by drawing a guide line like I have to divide what we want (the general transformer area), and what we generally don't need. Then desolder the smaller capacitor and either the SMD diode (Located where the most SMD's are found) if you know how to remove them without breaking them or just the normal diode.

   Next, cut the cubic transformer area out being sure to have already removed all other disturbances in the way. Scratch a bit of enamel off the copper on the output end connecting to the xenon tube (picture 3 labelled D1) if you are using the SMD diode.

  Once you've soldered the diode on, get the small capacitor and solder its contacts to vcc and that copper that is between the two transistors.

Once done that, you just need to solder the input/output contacts and you're done.

Step 3: End.

Well, that's the end of the instructable, hope that was not as much a total waste of your life as it was a waste of my life, because if it was a waste of your life, it wasted my life.

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    9 Discussions


    Question 1 year ago on Step 1

    What next page some instructable images or directions seem to be missing from the FUJI HV PSU

    Free kill
    Free kill

    3 years ago

    good I can use it on my fly back drive


    5 years ago on Introduction

    wow super awesome! i made the circuit in the exact same way for my omni device hand crank tool in my picture (and a walton cocroft multiplier out of camera caps) to produce high voltage! ive been experementing with making ciruitry more compact using this method and i call it "circuit chunking" the art of sticking circuit parts together directly to make the most compact version possible! i use a lot of electrical tape and hot glue to seperate the connections, i learned how to circuit chunk from being spurred into making the camera circuits this way! just a neat story i thought i would share as it inspires me to see others discovering this method! its very powerfull and u can make large devices into super small portable versions! i circuit chunked this rally 7471 generator into a pocket sized pull cord device! :)

    my wookie
    my wookie

    6 years ago on Introduction

    not a waste at all, nicely done.
    i have a bit of a challenge i'm working on, make a flashlight out of the xenon tube using a flyback, any suggestions?


    Reply 6 years ago on Introduction

    I'd love to help you but unfortunately I don't know very much about flybacks. Apologies.


    7 years ago on Introduction

    How can you tell where exactly the appropriate part of the circuit starts? What in particular do you look for on the circuit board?


    Reply 7 years ago on Introduction

    The main thing you should pay attention to is the positive contact input, that should give an approximate reading on where to do the cutting.