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With this project you are going to make a cheap DIY LED flashlight with no button on it. You will need a magnet to turn it on.

This project I did on a summer camp with a group of kids. (8 - 12 year olds) Everybody succeeded (some with some help from me) and we had loads of fun with it.

Step 1: You will need (Parts)

Parts:
  • 1 PVC pipe (We use this in Europe to put electrical wiring in)
  • 2 caps that are used for chair-legs and fit the PVC pipe
  • 2 AA batteries
  • some plastic
  • foam-tape
  • 1 LED
  • 1 resistor
  • 1 reed-switch
  • 2 plan-board-magnets
  • a piece of wire

Tools
  • tape
  • scissors
  • pliers
  • drill (size of your LED: 5mm?)
  • needle
  • sand-paper

Extra
For decorating you can use whatever you like:
  • colored tape
  • stickers
  • markers


*bent<br>
Thanx, English is not my first language and my dyslexia is also not helpful, so if my computer thinks that it is a word....<br>What does bend mean?
bend and bent mean basically the same thing.<br><br>to &quot;bend&quot; is to be doing the bending, while &quot;bent&quot; is to have already done the bending.<br><br>eg: they bend the metal at 90 degrees (present tense)<br>or: they bent the metal at 90 degrees (past tense)<br><br>if your learning a new language it can be confusing sometimes.
*you're<br><br>;-)
:P<br>i don't pay a lot of attention to my grammar. or punctuation :3
great instructable......beside me having bad experiences with hooking(why i learned to solder)i think that it is very creative and one of the few instructables i was able to follow without having to sit for a few minutes to realize what they meant and the pictures helped alot they are very good quality
Thank you. I would also always solder, but when you work with young kids or a big group or both, soldering is not always the best option. I didn't have enough soldering stations and enough leaders to go soldering with them. And in the end all the flashlights were working.

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Bio: I'm a social-worker, working with 12 - 23 year-olds. I used to be a printer and I worked voluntarily in Romania for a couple of ... More »
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