Step 1: Materials
Film Canister - With inside closing lid (Fuji style)
5mm RGB LED
Two Magnets - One must have a hole in it and not be bigger then the battery. The other magnet must be small enough to fit into the lid of the film canister
All these parts can be bought off of e-bay. We will be selling kits at Cat's Science Club if interested.
Step 2: Make the "Candle"
Insert the short (negative) leg through the hole of the magnet.
Bend the short leg up and around the magnet as shown.
Add the battery negative (-) side facing the magnet and LED.
Bend the longer leg around the outside of battery as shown.
We like to bend the positive leg around so that it is not touching the battery. There is a bit of a spring in the wire. In this way, when we set the "candle" on to the base the pull of the magnets forces the leg to touch the battery, causing the light to go on.
Hot glue around the bulb of the LED.
Move battery around to adjust as needed.