Sunday, July 12, 2009

Say Cheese!

As promised, I present one of my new creations. What is it, you wonder? It is the mechanism that sheds light on your photos. Yes, that's right, it's the flash unit from a disposable camera. And I must say that this little beauty wasn't taken without a fight. The way flashes work, both big and small, is that they pull power from the battery and store it so it will be ready to go when everyone says "Cheese!" Well, I forgot this little lesson from photography school when I removed the batteries from the camera. I continued dismantling it thinking nothing of it. Well, I received quite a shock when I touched the contacts on that circuit board. Needless to say that was a lesson I didn't need to learn twice. But I survived, and now have this lovely pin to show for it. I hope someone else will enjoy it as much as I.

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