This instructable is an entry in the Hurricane Laser Contest, so please vote!
This instructable is an entry in the Green Tech Contest, so please vote!
Ever need a flashlight, but don't want to lug around a big one? Or you wanted to use something that didn't take up as much energy as a regular-bulb flashlight? Then this flashlight is perfect for you! This is really easy to make and only require a little bit of knowledge in electronics. This is also better than most altoids lights because you can change the battery if needed and it uses 3 LEDs rather than one or two.
WARNING: THIS INSTRUCTABLE USES POWER TOOLS AND ELECTRICAL COMPONENTS, I AM NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR ANYTHING STUPID YOU DO TO YOURSELF WHILE MAKING THIS FLASHLIGHT. WHEN USING THE DREMEL, IT DOES MAKE SPARKS, SO BE CAREFUL AND WEAR SAFETY GOGGLES!
Step 1: Ingredients
3- 5mm High-Brightness LEDs
3- Snap-in LED holders
1- Switch of your choice. I used a sliding STSP switch.
1- 9V battery, or other battery. Just know how much power your LEDs need and what resistance to give them. I used this instructable to find out how much resistance to use.
1- 9V battery snap
Solder & Soldering Iron
Heat Shrink (optional)
Drill will assorted drill-bits
Dremel with cutting wheel & sanding attachment
Safety goggles for when using power tools