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Topic # 68356 20-Sep-2010 11:35
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Hello,

I'm new to Geekzone...  and this is my first post :)

Does anyone know where I could find a whole load of used disposable cameras, specifically, the ones with a built in flash?  I want to rip the flash units out for a project I'm working on.

I guess they're not as popular nowadays but presumably there must be a whole lot somewhere that are likely to end up in landfill!

Many thanks,

Charvi.

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  Reply # 382177 20-Sep-2010 11:41
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Talk to your local photo shop and see what they do with them




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  Reply # 382181 20-Sep-2010 11:46
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First of Welcome to Geekzone!

+1 on the Idea of talking to your local camera shop, tho disposable cameras are quickly becoming a thing of the past so you might be lucky to find some.

 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 382187 20-Sep-2010 11:55
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What project?

They make pretty good tazers if you take the bulb out..

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  Reply # 382209 20-Sep-2010 12:46
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I'd check with Kodak and Fuji  (who off the top of my head seem to make the most disposable cameras round here) as well. I know Wellington Photographic here in town used to have a recycling scheme for the shells, maybe have a word with them as well?



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  Reply # 382233 20-Sep-2010 13:13
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Thanks for the advice - I phoned around and have found a photography shop who tell me they have a stack of them which I can collect this afternoon :)

jamman2110 - the project involves re-using the flash units to make a slave flash unit (a handful of additonal components and a photoresistor are used to complete it).

Yes, there are some interesting things you can do with that flash if you use it for a purpose it wasn't designed for... tazers being one of those things!

If I get it all working, I'll post some details in case anyone finds this sort of thing interesting...

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  Reply # 382258 20-Sep-2010 14:03
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iamcharvi: Thanks for the advice - I phoned around and have found a photography shop who tell me they have a stack of them which I can collect this afternoon :)

jamman2110 - the project involves re-using the flash units to make a slave flash unit (a handful of additonal components and a photoresistor are used to complete it).

Yes, there are some interesting things you can do with that flash if you use it for a purpose it wasn't designed for... tazers being one of those things!

If I get it all working, I'll post some details in case anyone finds this sort of thing interesting...


Sounds like a speed camera jammer ;)

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  Reply # 382265 20-Sep-2010 14:28
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kiwitrc:
iamcharvi: Thanks for the advice - I phoned around and have found a photography shop who tell me they have a stack of them which I can collect this afternoon :)

jamman2110 - the project involves re-using the flash units to make a slave flash unit (a handful of additonal components and a photoresistor are used to complete it).

Yes, there are some interesting things you can do with that flash if you use it for a purpose it wasn't designed for... tazers being one of those things!

If I get it all working, I'll post some details in case anyone finds this sort of thing interesting...


Sounds like a speed camera jammer ;)


In that case you have my full support! 





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