Recycle an Old Digital Camera Into a Night Light

By Jason Fitzpatrick on January 26th, 2012

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 a warranty-voiding DIYer who spends his days cracking opening cases and wrestling with code so you don't have to. If it can be modded, optimized, repurposed, or torn apart for fun he's interested (and probably already at the workbench taking it apart). You can follow him on if you'd like.

  • Published 01/26/12
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