Introduction: How to Make a Flashdark!

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In this instructable I will tell you how to make a flashdark. What is a flashdark, you may be asking. Well it's basically a flashlight, but instead it's a flashdark!

Step 1: MAterials

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What will I need to make a flashdark, you ask? Well can't you see the name of this step is called materials?
1. A flashlight that takes batteries.
2. Gypsie dust (optional).
3. Some sparkles (optional).

Step 2: The Flashlight

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Ok so now is the part where your screwed if you haven't found a flashlight yet! If you have it, pick it up right now. Study it, and continue on to the next step!

Step 3: Battery Cover

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Ok, so now your wondering what to do, right? WELLLLLLL you need to remove the battery cover, if you don't remove it then this instructable will be a waste of time... After the battery cover is off, take out the batteries/battery I can't stress this enough. When I first made this flashdark, I accidentaly took the batteries in... Big mistake... Don't Make the same mistake I did.

Step 4: Time to Make It Dark!

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Now that the batteries/battery are/is out, put them in but instead of the right way put them in the wrong way!

Step 5: Put the Battery Cover Back On

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The name of the step is self explanatory!

Step 6: Work It!

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All you have to do to work your new flashdark 3000 is click the button, and. *BAM!*

-Warning I am not liable for any injuries caused by the flashdark 3000, results may vary-


mbecks (author)2015-09-27

Please flag instructables like this as span.

NasromY (author)2015-09-11


Schmidty16 (author)2012-07-05

you colored in ur pic i have same flash light

Schmidty16 (author)2012-07-05

lol so fake

shikaku (author)2010-10-10

I FOUND SOMETHING NEW! if you put one battery in the right way, and one in backwards, it's half light and half dark!

Gh{O}sT (author)2010-09-17

are you a wizard

smheath (author)2008-12-20

Please don't do this. Aside from not turning your flashlight into a flashdark, putting the batteries in backwards will make them overheat and possibly explode.

killerjackalope (author)smheath2008-12-20

On an incandescent flashlight it'll make no odds, however this does seem a bit... Ermm pointless...

spock155 (author)killerjackalope2008-12-20

Well, if you think this is pointless, look up "fearme36" and click on the instructable that pops up :)

fearme36 (author)spock1552008-12-21

hey! ..well.. your right lol

Grey_Wolfe (author)fearme362010-05-23

Bwah ha ha. :D

spock155 (author)smheath2008-12-27

You liar! Geez, explosions only happen if you get tuberculosis on your spleen...

chicks dig me (author)spock1552009-08-04

ewwwww, really?

Tayl90mm (author)chicks dig me2010-01-28

I wouldn't test it out either way...

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someniceguyon (author)smheath2009-05-15

i dont think they will explode... leak acid that will eat away at your flesh maybe but not explode.

what a hilarious prank!

jeff-o (author)smheath2008-12-20

What?? If it's a regular flashlight then nothing will change. If it's an LED flashlight, well, let's hope it has reverse voltage protection, or you might blow up the LED.

me (author)jeff-o2008-12-23

you should do your homework dude, LED is an abbreviation for Light Emitting Diode, especially the diode part is important, because if you would reverse the polarity exactly nothing would happen, because the current flow is blocked

jeff-o (author)me2008-12-23

Up to a certain point, yes. But excess voltage through the diode (and especially high power diodes) will quickly damage them - their reverse voltage threshold is usually only 5V or less.

zuixro (author)smheath2008-12-20

No. No they won't. Flashlight bulbs will work in either polarity, but usually you but the negative end toward the end cap, the side with the spring.

spock155 (author)zuixro2008-12-21

Unless you're making a flashdark of course ;-)

zuixro (author)zuixro2008-12-20

Negative end of the battery that is.

spock155 (author)smheath2008-12-20

Um, are you ok? I've never heard of batteries exploding if you put them in backwards...

pyra_builder_1337 (author)2010-01-26

lol this was in a doctor seuse book not sure which one but it was . it was the one with the questions in it i believe

AustenQn (author)2009-08-03

it dosent work

that means you made it right

spock155 (author)AustenQn2009-08-03

You obviously made it wrong.

zoraxbrooks (author)2009-05-01

maybe if you did this thing to your car itle go up & down instead of forward & bacgwards!

fearme36 (author)zoraxbrooks2009-12-02

That only happens when you put oil in the gas tank and gas in the oil place. don't forget to swap the hydrolic fluid with the windshield fluid. your welcome

spock155 (author)zoraxbrooks2009-06-25

I think it could work. But, considering the amount of time it took me to make the idea and figure out how the flashdark works, I am more than sure doing the same idea to a car would take years, maybe even centuries. Also, as you can see, people may think your car would explode or even blow up the engine. Many people would think it's fake. I wouldn't think it's fake, as anything is possible! (Just like Kevin Garnet!!!)

redcars101 (author)zoraxbrooks2009-05-12

Haha I don't think so

a.nony.mouse (author)2009-11-25

now all we need is a device that, rather than casting a beam of dark, sucks up all the light, and replaces it entirely with dark! or perhaps a flood lamp version of the flash dark!

the possibilities are endless!

sam11182 (author)2009-05-25

Oh, did you invert the first picture? haha

spock155 (author)sam111822009-05-25

I don't get your joke :S

sam11182 (author)spock1552009-11-19

the first picture shown. it was a flashlight picture. you inverted it to make it look like it was shining dark. well, when i say that, i'm not trying to tell you what you did, it was just a comment

dasoccerdude (author)2009-08-23

yeah really. I enjoyed it. It was a minute well spent. Good job Spock

spock155 (author)dasoccerdude2009-08-23

Sarcasm? either way, thank youu.

dasoccerdude (author)spock1552009-08-23

no this isn't sarcasm. I enjoyed your instructable a lot.

spock155 (author)dasoccerdude2009-08-23


jon_murph (author)2009-08-12

ha ha ha

chicks dig me (author)2009-06-08

ive always wanted to invent a real one.

spock155 (author)chicks dig me2009-06-25

Just follow my ibble and you can make one!

chicks dig me (author)spock1552009-06-30

i mean actually invent a working model. ive wanted to for years.

spock155 (author)chicks dig me2009-07-22

This is a step-by-step guide to building a working model...

chicks dig me (author)spock1552009-07-28

but its a joke. i will try it if it will please you.

it didnt.

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