I have a small collection of vintage cameras, which I have lovingly displayed in a corner of my home. I had one camera in particular, a Brownie Hawkeye, that had seen it's better days, but saw saw that the broken flash could be re-purposed into something awesome!
I had on hand a LCD "tea light" that I bought from the dollar store around Halloween time, and it was just the right size for this project. I armed myself with the latest and greatest tools (a butter knife, and two screw drivers). Then I was all set to turn this old camera and it's flash into some sah-weet mood lighting.
Sorry for the shoddy photos, I did this project on a whim, and took the pics as and afterthought!
Here's how it worked...
Had to pry this baby open with the butter knife, it took some strength let me tell ya!
This little piece was already part of the flash housing and fit the rubber part of the LCD light perfectly.
After the light was in place I assembled all the pieces back together, it all fit like a dream!
The only downside of this piece is that you have to unscrew the back of the flash plate every time you want to turn on & off the light, but it all came together rather easily and I'm super pleased with the end result!