Introduction: Handy Lights!

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Lights go out and power outages occur all the time. You weren't prepared none of your flashlights have batteries in them, You have candles, but you don't know where the lighters are, And unfortunately you used all the matches to light those candles for that romantic date you had the other day. You need to get to the fuse box to turn the power back on, but you can't see anything inside of the box because you have no lights. Looks like you could use a handy light.

The point of this invention is to allow the consumer full protection from whatever s/he is working on, but all the while producing light so they can see in cramped or dark area. But still being able to have non-restricted movements of their hands.

DESCRIPTION:
I am creating a glove specifically for this. Messing with electrical fuse boxes in the dark can get you burned. You must always use protection that's why i'm going to install LED lights into a glove. This LED light is powered by one small solar panel and one triple A battery(rechargeable batteries only). The solar panel absorbs the heat from the sun and stores it in the battery which is used during the night to power the LED light. That way you can protect yourself from burns all the while being able to see what you're touching inside of the fuse box. The glove will produce light from the LED's as well as protect your hand from the harmful electrical wires.

MATERIALS: 
2-3 small solar powered lights (can be found at home depot, wal-mart, etc.)
Sauntering iron(can be found at radioshack)
Saunter(also found at radio shack)
Phillips head screwdriver 
wire strippers
wire cutters
flannel glove
patience!

Step 1: Getting Started.

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STEP ONE:
Take the bottom portion(piece that sticks into the ground) off of the solar panel. So that all you have are the solar panel and the contents inside.

Step 2: Step 2: the Solar Light

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Make sure all screws are taken out of the BOTTOM of the solar light with Phillips head screw driver. So that you can take off the bottom and see what are inside.

Step 3: Step 3: the Contents

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once you've taken the bottom off of the solar light you should see what's inside. (be careful not to pull any of the wires apart, until you know how the apparatus powers itself)

this certain solar light has a microchip connecting the solar pannel to it, then from the chip to the battery pack which is powering the wires that lead to the LED light

AGAIN DO NOT DISCONNECT ANY WIRES UNTIL YOU FIGURE OUT HOW YOU PARTICULAR SOLAR LIGHT IS OPERATED!

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once you've figured out how your solar panel is wired up. take the batter from its holder. And remove the LED light from under it
you should now have the battery piece free
the microchip free 
than the solar panel portion free
BE CAREFUL TO NOT SEPARATE ANY WIRES!!!!

once you've done that you battery and you LED light should be out of it's original positions.
when you're done with this step you should have the top of the solar panel (still connected to the chip)
and the bottom of the solar panel, the battery and LED light (still connected to the chip)

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Now find the metal piece that is wrapped around the black portion of the solar panel
[this part is tough]

find a way to remove the black portion from the metal it is inside
(i pushed mine out, some may not be that easy)

but make sure you do not damage the solar panel in anyway, that could risk it actually being able to absorb the light

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next you will need a sauntering iron, this can be used to make longer extension of the two wore that were already wired into the solar panel so that you can run the wife through the glove without having to worry about straining the wires

today this you need to first look to see which color wire goes to which piece on the microchip
from the battery connectiong it to the microchip.

(black wires usually go to S-, and red wires usually got to S+.)
not all are like that so please be sure that you double check before disconnecting any of the wires.


Step 7: Step 7

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with the soldering iron take of the old saunter from the original job the manufactures did
then attach the new wire to the red wire
and hook the new  wire to the piece where you originally took it from on the microchip
begin to saunter (wit proper guidance from instructor of someone that knows how to do it.

make sure you don't put too much saunter or it could short circuit the light (no pressure though)

once you've done that attach the batter back to see if the LED lights up. if it does you're good

if no try again, remove saunter and start over.

Step 8: Step 8

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now you will need to get a glove (preferably flannel)

you will need to cut the glove along the seem lines. to make the shape of your hand.

you should have two sides of the glove

this is so that later on  you can run the wires through the glove without strain

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next you will need to put in the solar panel

(in mine i had to add a extra piece because it was not long enough)

make sure the wires are running from the solar panel to the fingers, and the LED light is hanging out of the tip of the glove

use thread and a sewing needle to sew the glove back together.

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Next after you've wired all of the wires together and have both pieces together

you need to sew both parts back together to form the glove.

now you should have the finishing glove.

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