If you need a large capacitor, but you don’t want to buy one, grab your old camera and we can get a nice-sized one!

*NOTE: There are loads of other things inside of a camera you can take, including a lens and an LCD display. Don’t toss these parts out!

Project Steps

First, you want to remove all of the screws.

Next, you will want to open it up and remove all screws inside.

You can see the capacitor inside.

Next, you will want to cut the capacitor wires.

If your camera was recently used, the capacitor may still be charged. Touch the leads to a piece of metal to discharge it.

And then you have your capacitor!


If you have trouble with unscrewing your camera's screws, get a small Phillips-head screwdriver, but these are harder to find in this small size.