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Magical Wand That Lights Up!

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Step 1: Materials

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Materials

electrical tape
1 wide wooden dowel rod
1 CR2032 battery
1 CR2032 battery holder/clip
1 toilet tuber
1 green LED, 3-2.3VDC (The lower VDC creates a more intense glow), 5mm
1 red LED, 3-2.3VDC, 5mm
1 blue LED, 3-2.3VDC, 5mm
1 white LED, 3-2.3VDC, 5mm
WiringSolder
4 Tact switches, 5mm

Step 3: Preparing the Handle

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Clamp the handle onto your workbench. Drill a hole through the it longways, wide enough for your toilet tuber to fit inside snugly. Sand the ends of the handle.

Step 4: Putting the Two Together

Insert the toilet tuber into the hole in the handle. Push it to the end.

Step 6: Stringing the Base Wire

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String a wire (common) through the wand, letting some wire hang out each side. In the picture, it's white.

Step 7: Strip! (Wires)

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Strip a cm off the wires on each end.

Step 8: Soldering to the Battery Holder

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Solder the end of the white wire coming out of the handle to the battery holder. Solder another wire (hot) to the battery holder (the black one).

Step 9: The Switches

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Cut four wires with a length from the tip of the wand to where you’d like the switches attached. Strip 1 cm of one end of each wire. Solder 1 wire to each tact switch.

Step 10: Grouping the Switches

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Solder the hot wire onto the tact switch. Then bend it over to a second tact switch and solder it onto that one too. Clip off any hangings. The switches will be placed in tandem on the wand.
where can i buy the switches from
http://www.dipmicro.com/store/
ebay or amazon
tangerinne (author)  harry potter rules2 years ago
Radio Shack.
do they have a radio shock in england
You can find tact switches at
http://www.e-switch.com/entity/tabid/95/entityname/category/categoryid/1/sename/tact/default.aspx

any particular type of tact switch
thanks
do you know how to make a laser pointr
I don't get where you stowed this battery holder on the wand. It seems a little large for the size of dowl that you used.
When doing on circuit like this you could use RGB LEDs!
tangerinne (author)  blinkyblinky3 years ago
The colors I used were red, blue, green, and white.
I only took pictures of the red LED because it had the highest quality. The others were kind of cheap =P
Red, Green Blue = RGB!

Red + Blue + Green = White

This is of course, all at maximum brightness
Mdob3 years ago
Just made this in like 1 hour. It's really cool and I may make some more for my friends when we go to Deathly Hallows Part 2. btw, If you don't have dowel or a toilet tuber then you can just roll up some cardboard. It may not be as sturdy but it works.
tangerinne (author)  Mdob3 years ago
Awesome.
Wasn't the movie great?
This is so awesome :D I'm gonna make one for the 15
tangerinne (author)  AngelInTheNight3 years ago
Definitely! It only took an afternoon, and it'll be great for movie theater battles =).
One afternoon really? I may be making a lot more then
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