As [Joshua Bird] When he started to dabble in the world of film photography, he was attracted by the extreme desire for light in the old technology. The improvised lighting solution produced mixed results, and he soon realized that he needed a real camera flash. However, all the options he found online were big and unwieldy. In some cases it is larger than the camera itself. To borrow his words, “[he] I don’t want to appear at a party that looks like a paparazzi.” So he set about Create his own compact flash.
Impressed by the small size and simple operation of the disposable camera flash, [Joshua] Take a module from the old Fuji and design it based on it.One Existing sketch map Allows him to connect the transmitter circuit to his Canon hot shoe without passing the 300 volts of the capacitor through the camera. When finished, he only needs to model a 3D printed box for the entire project and assemble it, using more parts for one-time use by the donor.
Of course, since it comes from a camera that should have been thrown in the trash can, this flash is only designed for a specific shutter speed, aperture, and film. Larger off-the-shelf flashes have more available settings and are more capable in various environments.but [Joshua] Just what he needs. He now has a stylish, low-key external flash that works well in private environments. We are very happy to see the results of the photography.
This is not the first photography hacker we have seen that breathed new life into disposable flashes. However, some people see more than just a camera device in the old flash, and the effect is amazing.