Tech Q: Turn iPhone into mini-camera

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by Joergen, Jan 3, 2016.

  1. Joergen macrumors newbie

    Joergen

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    Hi

    I was wondering if it is possible to rebuild the iPhone into a mini-camera. I mean, to tear the iPhone apart, and use the parts related to the camera, and turn these parts into a small camera. I hope you get what i mean.
    Thanks for your responses!

    Best regards Jorgen
     
  2. ZEEN0j macrumors 6502a

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    Not sure. But wouldn't it be easier and cheaper to find a small camera instead of ruining an iPhone?
     
  3. Joergen thread starter macrumors newbie

    Joergen

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    The screen of the iPhone (4) is broken, so it is useless anyway. So it would not be cheaper to buy a mini-cam but probably easier, yes. But I just thought that I could use the existing and working camera components and create a ekstern camera out of them...
     
  4. BrianBaughn macrumors 601

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    It would be easier to buy a new digitizer/screen for the phone and put it on. I say "easier" because, unless your last name is MacGyver, you probably aren't going to achieve what you describe.
     
  5. Joergen thread starter macrumors newbie

    Joergen

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    Is that for sure?
     
  6. Tinmania macrumors 68040

    Tinmania

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    Yes, for sure. The camera is just a tiny part in the iPhone. About the size of a pencil eraser. You can buy that camera for under $10. Most of the work is done by the logic board.



    Mike
     

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