Step 11: Roll Up the End With a New Piece of Paper

using a strip of double sided to hold it in place, cut out and then roll up a corner of paper so that the tip of the wand is covered right down to the LED
<p>Thank you for the inspiration. Unfortunately my UV-LED did not work, so it has only light ... but in 3 different modes. :-)</p>
<p>WONDERFUL instructions. We were able to tape two AA batteries (one on top of the other) to get the correct voltage. The connection wasn't &quot;tight&quot; but a squeeze of the wand and the connection is made and we have light! As a note, my local hobby shop was able to help me with the soldering (I'd never done it) for a tiny fee ($5)! The gentlemen had a great time getting my wand working and my 8 yo is THRILLED! Thank you!</p>
Bit late here - <br>I love the idea of putting the Maurauder's Map on via Inkjet UV ink and tweaking a wand for UV so it can be read. <br>I have been trying to find a luminous ink so that we can also write on the paper &quot;Wormtail Padfoot and Moody greet the reader and request that they keep their abnormally large nose .... etc&quot; <br>In this way, if the paper is read by another illuminated wand (normal LED) it would read the rude message a the LED would trigger the uminosity but if read by a UV wand it would read the Map <br> <br>..... Ideas anyone?
<p>That is a really cool idea</p>
I haven't got a soldering iron (nor any skills in soldering) what could I do instead??? Please answer as this looks awesome.
<p>couldd you make a video on how to make this the inturctions didnt make sense</p>
<p>awesome </p>
Does the paperclip switch burn out?<br>How long does your LED last?<br>How do you know the specs on the LED light? I'm looking to purchase the components cheaply, but I want to match resistance, and not burn out the bulb. I can get the batteries and LEDs for significantly cheaper if I'm not buying a whole keyring at $.99 apiece. (I'm making several of these, and don't want to make the cost X10 because I'm spending a dollar per LED when I could spend pennies.)<br><br>Do you know what the viewing angle on the keyring light is? Do you know if the wand would get too hot if I put resistors in the circuit?
In answer to your questions (as far as I know)<br><br>Q Does the paperclip switch burn out? <br>A. NO<br>Q How long does your LED last? <br>A. 100,000 hours is typical, way beyond what you will need<br>Q How do you know the specs on the LED light?<br>A. Look on the internet, there are plenty of websites that will give you the equation for determining the correct resistor to use for each LED and some LEDs have built in resistors. Each type of LED and each colour will have a specific forward voltage and thus require a different resistor value deepening on the power supply (battery) you are using.<br>Q Do you know what the viewing angle on the keyring light is? <br>A No, but look on the web, viewing angles of LEDs are pretty standard.<br>Q Do you know if the wand would get too hot if I put resistors in the circuit?<br>A. No, the LEDs must have a resistor in series with them to stop them burning out immediately.<br><br>Good luck
...checking back in, ages after the fact. Made a dozen of these for a Harry Potter themed birthday party. Didn't use resistors; used AA batteries in the wand shaft, and disguised the switches along the shafts in various places so the kids would get to find a wand that 'picked them' by trying to illuminate the word 'LUMOS' on a special poster (using UV bulbs and 'invisible' ink) while picking wands. They're still going strong, and by God they were the hit of the party and SO. MUCH. FUN. <br> <br>My son even tried to make another one for a school &quot;one word&quot; project, where the word was 'light' and now he wants to invite friends over to make another set of them! <br> <br>Best. Instructable. Ever.
Probably gonna use the same electronic system for this on my custom sonic screwdriver :3
I do not have a soldering iron. Is there any replacement for soldering iron?
Sweet! We want to make these at our library, what kind of wires do you use? Any resistors?
Thanks for the inspiration Kaptin! Here's mine....look for my instructable on it. :) <br>
oh...here is a pic...
Another easy way to make this wand, is to buy a 3mm UV LED from anywhere, and replace the bulb in the $24 illuminating harry potter wand that is sold. <br> <br>Just saw off the very top of the wand, and the only about 1mm down on the 'wooden' part. Extract the LED and replace it with a UV bulb.
A little late to the party but I'm not too crafty so I bought a cheap plastic wand that came with a red LED and switched out the red for a UV. I also changed the button to a mercury tilt switch so it turns on when pointed down. I then replaced the black ink cartridge on my ink jet printer with UV ink made for fountain pens. I photocopied a map in black and white and it works great. Thanks for the idea.
Sounds amazing. When you say you're not too crafty... and then go on to say all the stuff you did, I wouldn't be too hard on yourself, sounds like you've done an amazing job. How did the inkjet thing work out? I would be worried about gumming up the inkjet printer or the fluid all leaking out. What was the quality of print like? And what make of printer ave you got?
And I thought <a href="http://scimad.com/invisible-fire-extinguisher/" rel="nofollow">this</a> was magic. Great work by the way.
&nbsp;Fantastic project - many thanks for the instructable!&nbsp;
I love it !!!!!!
this is awesome gj gj
where can i buy a uv led key-ring light
i already have a harry potter wand which doesn't light up <br>could i cut it near the end and put the light in and then glue/or tape(lots)it back together <br>i really want to make it for world book day
this is amazing<br>please can u subscribe to me then show me easier ways on how to make a <br>light up harry potter wand on my orange board :)
From the tip to the battery, there's a lot of empty space after rolling. Is there a remedy to this problem? I don't think hot glue will pass the battery to fill that area.
I made a couple of these wands (excellent Instructable BTW) with a slight twist. I used the Joule thief circuit (described in another instructable, https://www.instructables.com/id/Make-a-Joule-Thief/) so I could use an inexpensive AAA battery. The larger battery with this circuit should give a very long lifetime for the wand. They came out quite nicely IMHO.
Small, but wide, rubber/elastic bands work well to hold wires to batteries (or regular size, looped around several times). They keep pressure on the connection, so you don't have to worry about the tape pulling loose.
Brilliant idea, wish I'd thought of that.
Brilliant a Wizard Instructable !<br>If you fit a changeover switch with a centre off you can have a white LED at the tip and two UV LEDs at the sides of the tip and if the leds are covered if a UV filter its effect really spooky as the LED's are invisible under the filter
I wonder if you can get UV ink for inkjet printers? :D Could make some interesting thing for revealing with a UV light... ;)
Hi <br>If you find it don't put it in a Epson type The Da... stuff kills the ink jet head <br>A better way is to get a couple of UV pens and dissolve the ink out with I.S.P.<br>and then use that in a washed out cartage.
Yea that would be awesome
You can get glow powder from glowinc.com Mix this with black ink ( quarter teaspoon with 5 ml of ink , Heat for 30 seconds in microwave <sub>stir throughly</sub><br/>refill black ink cartridge and print away... Be sure to 400 powder ,the granules will explode in the microwave(happened to me ) <em>Don't know about uv ink </em>but ask about it at the site they have everything else <br/>
I was thinking of transparent ink, like what you get in security pens, you print out seemingly blank documents, but under UV light, all is revealed... :D
Derrr, check out my comment below and the website I linked to, they already make it and sell it!
Oh yeah, I forgot about that.... :\
common mistake to read the top posts before the bottom ones ;)
My memory's useless, I forget things I've read, so I had read it, I just forgot I read it... :P
it has been postulated. The question is, could you hack a UV ink pen (or pens) and fill an inkjet ink reservoir to see if it works? My feeling is that in principle it sounds feasable, but in reality the viscosity and conductivity of the ink is crucial to the correct functioning of the inkjet, so unless you can buy UV ink formulated for ink jet machines then you have absolutely no chance. So why not try out these people (only pay using paypal though) <a rel="nofollow" href="http://www.fake-proof.com/printer_uv_ink.htm">http://www.fake-proof.com/printer_uv_ink.htm</a> which I just found by searching on the web, seems to me that they have a solution of most common inkjet machines!... cool.<br/>
thanks for sharing this ,I have been looking but the best I could was with glow powder.. .I use the glow powder on my business cards and get a lot of comments ...... One person left it on his desk and the cleaning woman had a cow when she went in to clean and saw the glowing cad on the desk( wish I could have got that one on film........)
I solemnly swear that I am up to no good.
mischief managed!
well thats good to know :o
does somebody know how to make a wand box, I can't find instructions anywhere!!!! (sorry if there are spelling mistakes but I am french so...)
Just shooting from the hip here... If you have a box, you could probably use that floral foam stuff and easily make an indentation for your wands in that, then glue either felt or velvet over it for that finished look.
not a bad idea at all. Better still if you made the indentation and then let some white glue mixed with a little water permeate into it and then dry hard, that would stock the floral foam crushing further in use once the fabric was over it. Thx for the idea
this to 2 complecated y cant u use real pics insted of drawings :C good idea :D
Or... What about either spraying it with clearcoat or brush on varnish, just in case humidity could make the glue, gummy...
try here &lt;a rel=&quot;nofollow&quot; href=&quot;http://www.dadcando.com/default_MAKING.asp?project=WandBox&amp;catagory=Wizardry_and_Magic&amp;lhs=Wizardry_and_Magic&quot;&gt;http://www.dadcando.com/default_MAKING.asp?project=WandBox&amp;amp;catagory=Wizardry_and_Magic&amp;lhs=Wizardry_and_Magic&lt;/a&gt; this is the link to the page with a great wand box project.&lt;br/&gt;<br/>

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