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This year for Halloween, my son wanted to be a wizard. To go with his wizard costume, I made him a flashlight in the shape of a magic wand. To make it even cooler, I designed the wand so that it is turned on with a magnetic reed switch built into the handle. That way when my son picks up the wand with a magnet hidden inside his glove or on a ring, the light will magically turn on. But when anyone else picks up the wand, it won't do anything. I had a lot of fun making this project and my son had a blast playing with it.

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<p>Cool idea, the only problem is that you should <strong>PUT THE SAFTY NOTE AS THE FIRST STEP, NOT THE LAST!!!</strong></p>
<p>someone's mad o_O...................</p>
<p>Wow Jason! I liked your idea a lot! I need to save this somewhere to remember to make one Magic Wand Flashlight for each of my nephews for next Halloween! They will just LOOOOVE it! THANKS for your instructables and also thanks for your comment on my first instructible!</p>
Lumos!
Hi I need help
I wish you could help me to make a project happen, here's my email: inventormoreno@gmail.com I'd like to improve the recharging system for electric cars, I have the idea. Since holidays are around the corner, merry x-mas and :) new year.
<p>I like the magnet magic you used! Very cool instructable</p>
<p>I did another project a long time ago where I put magnetic reed switched in appliances and I put a magnet in the magic wand. That way my kid could turn the appliances on with his magic wand.</p><p><a href="https://www.instructables.com/id/Magic-Wand-that-can-turn-Electrical-Appliances-On-/">https://www.instructables.com/id/Magic-Wand-that-ca...</a></p>
<p>Thank you for the link, I've been trying to make something similar. I guess it's the natural progression of wand making haha. </p><p>Any thoughts on how to incorporate a RF transmitter in the wand to use with a wireless receiver for a switch? I'm new to this but I feel like it could be done..</p>
<p>An easier route might be using an infrared LED. Similar to this: <a href="https://www.instructables.com/id/Controlling-Halloween-Effects-with-DIY-Infrared-Re/">https://www.instructables.com/id/Controlling-Hallow...</a></p>
That's great !! But in a few days I wanted to upload a similar diy (I've made a stele from the mortal instruments)... is that OK? Anyway congrats about the instructable!!
Sounds awesome. Go for it.
<p>Thanks!</p>
<p>really cool good job :)</p>
<p>Very impressive! Really nice.</p><p>The kids will love it.</p>

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Bio: My name is Jason Poel Smith I am a Community Manager here at Instructables. In my free time, I am an Inventor, Maker, Hacker, Tinker ... More »
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