The nightlight in my daughter's room is a real mystery. Not only am I not sure where it came from, I am not sure what it is supposed to be. It is an odd cross between a Japanese lantern and a bad Hawaiian shirt, a vertical paper-ish structure of many colors. Hey, it works, so I have not given it much thought. Until I saw these.
Chris from Manmade found a Flickr gallery by Jayfish of camera-to-nightlight conversions he has created, and they are inspiring. He uses only beyond repair or mass-produced cheapo vintage cameras for his projects.
Since Jayfish gives no instructions on how he does it, Chris steps in and provides a basic explanation--open the back, saw out the guts and fit in a store-brought nightlight of the appropriate size. That's all it takes to get an instant nightlight upgrade.
(Images by Flickr member Jayfish licensed for use under Creative Commons)