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Recycle an Old Digital Camera Into a Night Light

If you’re looking for a clever way to recycle an old camera, this simple hack turns the camera housing into a night light.

Photography Laura Merz took an old Kodak digicam and hacked apart the guts for some stylish night-time illumination. She writes:

I took out all the tiny screws and gutted the camera very carefully as to not crack the exterior case. Be careful — some of the parts are pretty sharp. Removing the lens is the last step, and allows you to insert a small round night light through the opening. I had to crack off the exterior casing on the night light, but with a little force, it snapped right off.

Inserting the light right into the body of the camera is a clever way to have to avoid any heavy rewiring.

[via Petapixel]

Jason Fitzpatrick is warranty-voiding DIYer and all around geek. When he's not documenting mods and hacks he's doing his best to make sure a generation of college students graduate knowing they should put their pants on one leg at a time and go on to greatness, just like Bruce Dickinson. You can follow him on if you'd like.

  • Published 01/26/12

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