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This is an instructable on how to make a flashlight out of a ChapStick tube. After reading up on multiple LED instructables I thought it would be nea...
ChapStick Tube Tactile Switch A23 Battery (12V) 470-Ohm Resistor 10mm White LED (28,500mcd, 20mA, 3.5V) Solder Heat Shrink Tubing Wire "N" Battery Hol...
Cut the negative lead of the LED to 1/4" and solder the resistor to it. Shrink some heat shrink tubing over it and put both leads through the top of ...
Cut the spring from the "N" battery holder (leaving the plastic portion it's attached to intact), and cut a 1/4" section from the bottom portion of th...
Cut a square in the bottom portion large enough to put the tactile switch through. Position the switch to where the button sticks out just slightly p...
Scrape any remaining J-B Weld from the terminals of the tactile switch and solder a piece of wire to one end. In the picture shown, I had soldered th...
Put the top portion with the LED (finished in step 3) into the top of the ChapStick tube and push it all the way down until the wire is exposed. Cut ...
If everything has gone according to plan, you should have light when you press down on the tactile switch. And there you have it, the world's first C...
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Posted:Jul 28, 2008
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