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HOW TO – Turn an instant camera into an emergency strobe
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Here’s an Instructable that shows you how to modify a disposable camera to turn it into a high-intensity strobe light warning flasher.


Hack a flash camera into a emergency strobe light

4 thoughts on “HOW TO – Turn an instant camera into an emergency strobe

  1. Do the mod as described, then rip the flash unit out and place it behind the lens (where the film would normally go). Place a small image (a cutout, or something on developed film) between the flash unit and the lens. Start the thing flashing – it will be in a continuous look projecting your image onto whatever you want. Like the Image Fulgurator <http://translate.google.com/translate?u=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.juliusvonbismarck.com%2Ffulgurator%2Fidee.html&sl=de&tl=en&hl=en&ie=UTF-8> but not flash triggered.

  2. Uh…try that askvictor. I don’t think it will work with the lens on the camera.

    We’ve seen some decent projection systems on here, like that solar charging one recently. And they have more complex lenses.

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Gareth Branwyn is a freelance writer and the former Editorial Director of Maker Media. He is the author or editor of over a dozen books on technology, DIY, and geek culture. He is currently a contributor to Boing Boing, Wink Books, and Wink Fun. And he has a new best-of writing collection and “lazy man’s memoir,” called Borg Like Me.

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