Would you like the transform the photography effects of your integrated smartphone camera? If so, you’re in luck. Not only is it possible to do, but it’s very simple, too. Follow the step-by-step tutorial found below and you can get very similar photos to those obtained with the use ofLuminol, a chemical used by crime scene investigators to detect even the smallest organic traces left at the scene of a crime.
What You Will Need?
There are only a few things you need in order to try this technique out and they’re most likely things you’ve already got at home:
- 1. Smartphone
- 2. Blue Marker
- 3. Purple Marker
- 4. Transparent Adhesive Tape
Instructions piece of tape and cover the tiny flash on the back of your Smartphone, located next to the camera. Now take the blue marker and colour the tape over the flash. Next, adhere a new piece of tape over the existing one, but this time, colour over the flash with a purple marker.
At this point, you can activate the camera flash and turn off the light as you’ll need to be in a completely dark environment for it to work.Now when you take your photos, they’ll have the effect of an ultraviolet light. In the picture we can see that this technique really works! What you can’t see with the naked eye is suddenly visible with this method.
Another tutorial and smartphone hack that we highly recommend is creating a dock that doubles as an amplifier for your speakers. Although it may appear highly technical, you’ll discover just how easy and fun it is to make one.
What all You Need?
Like the ultraviolet light hack, the things you’ll need for this project can be found around the home. You’ll need:
- 1. A Cardboard Toilet Paper or Kitchen Paper Roll
- 2. Utility Knife
- 3. Adhesive Tape & Decorative Paper
- 4. 1 Large Spring
- 5. Hot Glue Gun and Hot Glue Stick
Take your smartphone and place it at the centre of the cardboard tube. Using a pencil, mark the cardboard roll at each end of the smartphone. You’ll use these marking to create a hole in the cardboard roll in which the phone will be inserted.
Take your utility knife and use the markings to carefully cut the rectangle hole for the phone about one centimetre in width.
At this point, you can begin to decorate the cardboard tube using your decorative paper and tape. Once the roll is covered, cut a hole out of the paper in the same spot the hole is on the cardboard tube.
In order to allow your new dock to remain firm on the table and not roll around, apply your large spring on the back on the dock with your hot glue gun. If you don’t want to use the spring, you can create a base with a piece of wood and glue it on instead.
You’re done! You now have a docking station that not only holds your smartphone when you’re not using it, but it also works to amplify your smartphone’s speakers when you’re playing music or videos.