Introduction: Pringles Can Flashlight

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Stuck in the dark and need a flashlight? Well here's how to make one. It's a fairly easy project that should only take about 10 - 15 minutes to assemble. Here are the materials you'll need.
-Pringles Can
-D Cell Battery
-Exacto Knife
-Duct Tape
-Toggle Switch

Step 1: Cutting a Hole in the Can

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First, take the Exacto knife and cut a hole in the side of the can as shown in the picture.

Step 2: Wiring and Switch

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Wire the battery to the toggle switch and wire the toggle switch to the light and put the toggle switch in the hole in the can

Step 3: Cut and Tape

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Cut a hole in the bottom of the can for the light bulb to go through and then tape the light to the can (as shown) and tape the battery to the inside of the can.

Step 4: Foil

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To amplify the light from the lightbulb you need to put some aluminum foil in the can. Just get a sheet of aluminum foil and press it into the can till in hits the bottom. Then just poke a hole in the foil and put the bulb in the hole. Use duct tape to hold the foil on.


grrroundhawk (author)2009-12-23

can you say how to wire the battery to the toggle switch etc.? 
i'm not understanding that part.

Battery + to Switch then other terminal of switch to + lamp then - lamp to - battery

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