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wvridgerunner

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I popped open a couple old disposable cameras and discovered a tiny little flash assembly. If it has a decent flash range and the board can be hacked, it would take up much less space than the normal baby slave boards I've seen being used. You'd have no trouble adding this flash + a slave controller into a 1040 or Otter 3000 build. Since the strobe is separate from the board, you could stand the board up along the edge of the build case so it wouldn't take up any room... it would even stand up out of the way in a 1020 with enough room to close the lid

The problem is, I have no idea where to begin when it comes to hacking this board to make it fire. It looks like it has a little separate push button board for power, as well as a tiny trigger board. I've tried installing a battery and pushing the power button, but nothing happens. I thought maybe one of you guys could point me in the right direction of how to proceed?

Here are some pics of the board and the camera "cover":





The board on the left is from a Kodak disposable, and looks similar to the normal baby slave boards I've seen. Notice How much smaller the other board from the "Cam 54" disposable is:


This is the cover that was on the cam in case that helps anyone:
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zaj56

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It's kind of funny you posted this as I have talked o Ralph at RC Davis about this this week. I am sending him a Fuji disposable camera (one of the most popular ones sold at WalMart) and he is going to figure the hack. I will post the results
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wvridgerunner

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It's kind of funny you posted this as I have talked o Ralph at RC Davis about this this week. I am sending him a Fuji disposable camera (one of the most popular ones sold at WalMart) and he is going to figure the hack. I will post the results


I'm looking forward to hearing about the results. The reason I'd like to figure this one out is because of the super small size and the strobe being separate from the board. The problem is the cam is so old, I can't find any info on it, nor can I find any more units to purchase even if I do figure out the hack.
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