Introduction: Flexible Magnet Shaft for Better Lighting With Tools Made at Techshop

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some tools have shadowed ares that would benefit from more directed light.

magnet attached flexi-light

super glue
duct tape

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buy a flexible shaft
this was the only thing my local harbor freight had, but you can use anything that flexes

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It looks like the magnet will fit on the threaded end

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Modify the threaded end to barely fit the disc magnet
use a micrometer to measure the width of the magnet and match with a drill bit

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Attached female end to male, threaded part and cut to depth of magnet

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Magnet fits tightly and superglue holds it in

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This double sided tape would not hold the magnet in, learn from my fails.

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Squishing the magnet in place didn't work

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Attach the flashlight to the flexible cable.
I used tape, but you could spot weld it, use stronger tape, etc.

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I tried stainless steel cables, but it was too loose

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Test final prototype

Yea, it works

I couldn't find a battery powered, magnet mounted, flexible light, that was strong enough on amazon, so I made one.

I made it at TechShop


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