Introduction: Simple LED Torch
In this instructable i am going to show you how to make a simple LED torch using mainly household objects.
Its not the most powerful of torches but its a simple way of showing circuits and it takes all of a minute to make.
Step 1: What Do You Need
A clothes peg (i found most plastic ones had a nice gap at the back which is what we will be using.)
an LED bulb ideally with long connector wires (apologies if my terminology is incorrect)
a 3 volt watch battery
Step 2: Battery and Blu-tac
You will notice the LED has one wire longer on than the other, this is the wire that you want at the positive side of the battery (the smooth side)
side the battery between the two wires. not too far as you want a bit of space for the next bit. attach the shorter of the two wires to the negative side of the battery using the blu-tac. the idea is that the blu-tac holds the wire against the battery without getting between the connection.
Now gently bend the longer wire away from the surface, just enough to break the circuit.
Step 3: Peg
using the back end of the peg (the side that stays open) press the Blu-Tac onto one of the legs and place the free wire underneath the other.
Done! once you apply pressure it completes the circuit and lights up, release to turn it off.
Enjoy and as always i welcome any thoughts comments or criticisms in the comments below.
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