Introduction: Magna-Light

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My workbench is always really dark, so I decided to use my light to make it brighter. The magnetic part was an added bonus I thought of during the process.

Note: I made a dumb mistake and put a momentary switch on instead of a toggle switch. Don't make the same mistake. I used a rubberband to compensate though.

P.S. Sorry for the picture quality, I have an old camera.

Step 1: Materials

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For the Magna-Light, you will need:

1-Small Light Bulb with Holder (I got mine from Radio Shack)
1-Toggle Switch
1-Nine Volt with Holder
4-Magnetix Magnets
2-Cable Ties (Mine were small, so I had to use two)

You will also need a screwdriver, super glue, a solder gun, and some pliers.

Step 2: Step 1

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Measure the positive wire to the correct length and position the light on the nine volt where you want it.

Step 3: Step 2

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Cable tie the light to the nine volt and slip the negative wire underneath the light. Cut that wire also to the correct length. Screw the positive wire to the lead on the light.

Step 4: Step 3

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Attach the switch with some super glue and attach the negative wire from the battery to the positive wire on the switch. I soldered it and added some heat shrink tubing to hold it good. Screw in the negative wire on the switch to the other lead on the light.

Step 5: Test It

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Test it to see how bright it is. It is small so you can fit it many places like under the hood of your car or on your washer or drier. The possibilities are endless!


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Bio: Maker and builder- aspiring woodworker and engineer
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