HOW TO – Turn an instant camera into an emergency strobe

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HOW TO – Turn an instant camera into an emergency strobe

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. askvictor says:

    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 <> but not flash triggered.

  2. The Oracle says:

    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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