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Altoids led keychain light super mini

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This is my first Instructable and I had a few of these tiny Altoid breath strip tins laying around and after seeing some of the extremely cool things  on this site, I decide to give it a go and try to make somthing cool. Hope you like it.
Tools:
electrical solder, Flux, Soldering Iron, wire Strippers and Cutters, Small flathead Screwdriver, Drill.
Parts:
Super Bright LED
2 small lengths of wire
1 or 2 button cell batterys
Small momentary switch
 
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Step 1: Popping the top

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Gently use a small flathead screwdriver and pry and slide the top off. You will have to do this on both sides for the lid to slide off.

Step 2: Drilling our holes

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Drill a hole on the top left or right your choice this hole will be for the switch.
Center your drill on the body and drill a hole for you led to fit into as seen in photo 3. and use a vise or clamp dont attempt to use you hand as a vise!
clean off the burrs so you get hurt safety first!

Step 3: Building the circuit

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Here I soldered a wire to positive side of 1 battery
then did the same on the negitive side of battery 2, I used 2 batterys because they were both old and they were handy to use without a store trip for a new one.
Then tape the batterys together. I used perferated tape so i could use thin strips to reduce bulk.
Now solder the positive lead of the batter to one side of the switch.( there are 4 terminals on the these switchs you have to connect them diagonally ) then cut off remaining 2 terminals
Solder the switch to the positive side of the LED, Then solder the negitive side thus completeing the circuit
Grasshopper1221 (author) 2 years ago
And county court houses as well.

Yup, sure did. No one could believe it wasn't my key chain. I had to remove it from the keychain. LOL. too funny. You sure did baffle em with this one.

HealzNDealz2 years ago
CAUTION! ::: This thing sets off every darn store exit (and entrance) So be careful!.