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Turning the VistaQuest VQ1005 Digital Keychain Camera into a Spy Cam

Ever since I was a kid, I have been facinated with the spy world. My brother and I use to try to sneaking around the living room very quietly, while our mother entertained company. Now I fantasize carrying tiny spy cameras around to photograph top secret documents. Chances are I will never come across valuable documents to photograph, but it is still fun to say that I made a spy camera.

The VistaQuest VQ1005 digital camera is perfect for modification into a spy cam. It is small, uses a basic AAA battery, and can store photos on a SD Card. There traits makes it a good candidate for long periods of candisiod work in the fields. But its flamboyant camera look has to go. In this article I will show you how to turn the VistaQuest VQ1005 digital camera into a spy cam.

The first thing to reduce the visibility of this camera is to remove the key chain. Nothing is more eye-catching, then the silver key ring dangling from the tiny camera. Luckily, the key ring is attached via a clip that you can easily remove. Next remove the outer casing by pressing the viewfinder down and pulling the shell away from the camera. The photo below shows the outer shell removed from the camera.

Now, it's time to take apart the small digital camera. There are five tiny screws fastening the digital camera case together. One on the front of the camera as shown in the photo above. There are two more on top of the camera and two more on the bottom. You'll need a #1 mini-screwdriver to remove the screws. After unscrewing all the screws, pull the two halves of the digital camera apart as shown in the photo below.

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