Easy make, kid friendly night light, this gives the kiddies independence of turning the light on or off on their own and has a fun appearance. The best bit of the design is the lack of a traditional on/off switch as it is operated by a magnetic reed switch, see the video below.

Magnet = £2.50 each set (I used alarm contacts)
Duck = £1.25 each (ebay)
LED's = 4p each (ebay)
Base = free (ofcuts and treasure found in garage)

Step 1: Magnet in Duck

  • Drill a hole the same diameter as the magnetic contact mine required Ø15mm. Place it in the middle of the bottom of the duck. I used a hole saw in a cordless drill.
  • You must ensure you use the contact without the wires on.
  • The magnet is held in by friction, however if you want a more permanent fixing use hot glue
And how many innocent ducks were harmed simply for you pleasure - how would you like a 20mm hole saw in your...??? (don't answer that one).<br>.... Excellent job jonny!
no innocent ducks were hurt, however, three guilty ducks were tortured.....their crime........annoying sqeeeeeeeeeeeeeeek. the judge felt an asbo was not strong enough punishment so they were sentenced to the full 20mm!
As Usual Sir, you hit a home run with this project. :)<br><br>This is awesome!! I'll have to make a set of these for my grand babies!! TY again for sharing.
Hi, thanks for the comment, if you do make them send me a picture :) jonny
Yes Sir I will. :)
They look awesome, great for the kids!
Thanks :)
Wow. That is so cute!!! - The yellow one looks the best as its the most bright, but maybe the little ones can work from a yellow to a less bright one as they grow up.<br><br>Great job!

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