Step 5: Create a spring

Create a spring for the flashlight.
<p>mine still needs minor tweaks, but pretty good, I'd say.</p>
Working on making one of these out of copper pipe and then reacting it with zinc to give it a nice brass layer and more of a steampunk look.
YAY something that can show you path AND maim someone.<br>jk a very very useful instructable.
try bringing this on an airplane
sweet!<br>both a flashlight AND a holdout weapon.<br>seriously, how much does it weigh?
Its awsome!!!!!!!!!!
Nice, I was toying around with the idea of making something like this with a shower head, but I never go around to it. Nice work!!!
Very cool, I picked up the pipe yesterday. Just gotta get some LEDs and we're in business. My wife also thinks it's really cool and wants me to make her one to keep in her car!
I'm constantly crushing, breaking flashlights on the farm. I have to make one of these. What about extending it so it holds more batteries? Would that make it brighter. It would up the voltage for sure but I don't know much about how leds behave and are speced.
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Sweet flashlight, it would really come in handy in those dark nights when someone is following you. A bit of blackpaint and it's done.
OW. Could you imagine how much it would hurt to get cracked over the head with this thing?
Just like a maglight beat-stick... only more brutal.
What sucks the most is you could weld on spikes to this one if you wanted to!
just what i was thinking!
I smell concussion(s)!
Just use black pipe.
sorta looks like a lightsaber
This is brilliant in it's straight-forward and effective design.
nm, i didnt realize that the pipe itself was the negative conductor. Here is the one i made. thanks again!&nbsp;&nbsp;<br>
Well done.
this is an awesome idea, im currently trying to biuld a flashlight just like this but im having trouble completing the circuit on the negative end of the batterries, could you post more details about how you wired this? Thanks for the great instructable!
The trick is to conduct electricity from the negative terminal of the battery through the flashlight. This is done by putting a spring inside the case which touches the negative side of the battery to the steel case. Diagram attached.
.....can anyone say pipe bomb?
pipe bomb. ther i said it are you happy now lol
Little bit, yeah.
I dunno, looks kinda flimsy XP (for anyone thick enough that was a JOKE!)
Yeah and really light and portable.
Neat design
Very cool and almost steampunk. I think I know what I am going to make.
very cool!
Looks awesome! ...And kind of like a light saber. haha.
Talk about industrial strength! Nice job!

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