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Shedding a bit of light off Rovio

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I have a Rovio Mobile webcam. It is a pretty cool toy. However it's lighting is not nearly bright enough. I trippled the light by adding a copule of LEDs to it. Here's how I did it.


This is my rovio disassembled. You can see the circuit board which is glued in place there. It takes the original lighting circuit and draws power from a separate source. It's a transistor which is hooked directly to the battery and uses the original LED power wire as a signal wire. The new wire is routed up the neck of the Rovio Mobile webcam.
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Here you can see a side profile


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And the other side
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Here is a closeup of the small transistor circuit board.
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The LEDs were positioned in the head right where they should be, on either side of the webcam.
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Profile shot, put back together
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Neck extended:
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Here you can see my phone controlling the Rovio and a picture of my hands holding the camera on the phone, controlling my rovio mobile camera.
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It was a fun project.

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