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Further to my instructable for the '''Awesome Harry Potter Wand''', here is a more technical version. Still as beautiful to look at (more so if you ha...
you can get these off the web, or from Amazon. I have searched for them and there are some links on the Magical Wands page of dadcando for the cheapes...
take the LED key ring light apart. take care to see which of the LEDs legs is touching the positive battery terminal, in this case it was the short on...
Basically the electronics part of this project involves soldering a couple of flying leads onto the LED and positioning the battery and switch at a sl...
you might have to file the flange of the LED to get it to fit in the drinking straw. Just before you slide the LED in put a small blob of glue gun gl...
We are going to be sticking the wire on the end of the battery using tape to hold it in place. As this is a rather rough and ready (although perfectly...
But remember to mark which end is positive and which is negative, using permanent marker or two different colours of insulating tape.
It is quite tricky to solder straight onto a battery terminal, and quite easy to damage the battery when doing so, but it is ok (for this application)...
make sure that the positive battery terminal is wired to the positive leg of the LED and that the negative terminal is wired to one half of the switch...
Much like the Awesome Harry Potter wand you are going to roll up a piece of paper (I strongly recommend paper due to the size and thickness of the bat...
better that it pokes out that is to far in.
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...
being very careful not to cut the wires, trim the larger end straight. the thin end will already be nicely wrapped and straight so will not need trimm...
To make the switch, take two little paper clips and gently bend them out before re-bending them into the shapes shown. The little end bits are for sol...
Solder the wires to the solder tabs. for each solder tab, cut a small vee shaped hole in the top of the large end rim. When you have soldered the wire...
put a small blob of glue gun glue under the top of the straight paper clip and while it is still hot hold it so that it is spaced off the hoop of the ...
The big end of the wand will be at least the same diameter as the 4LR44 battery, so it will take some filling. Remember glue gun glue is very hot so f...
use the glue gun to add surface detail to the wand. Rotate the wand while applying the glue. You can see from the pictures here and on the Awesome Wan...
These steps have been more or less covered in greater detail in the HP Awesome Wands instructable and in the Wizardry & Magic section of dadcando, but...
I finally finished my wand by covering it in show polish and burnishing it up with a soft brush and a duster and then touched in the odd bit of gold o...
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Posted:Jul 12, 2007
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