Introduction: Cheap Tiny Inspection Light

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I wanted alight inspectionbut I didnotspend a lot ofmoney in it!

for this assemblymust:
-5gsugru (sugru.com)
- Optical fiber (http://www.conrad.fr/ce/fr/product/183385/Cble-de-fibres-optiques-en-plastique/SHOP_AREA_17419&promotionareaSearchDetail=005 about 2$)
- Cheapled light
(about 2$)




thanks tothis montageyou canilluminateinverysmall placeswithout beingdazzledby a largelight!

Step 1:

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nothing complicated:

electricpathmust be cutto keep onlylightingofthecentral LED

Step 2:

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Nowwe mustprepare theoptical fiber:

-It can be easilycutwith a cutter
-Mustremovea piece ofprotectionlikeelectricwire(only1 mm)
-With a lighterheating, we obtaina goodsurface condition

Step 3:

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I made asmall hole inthe plastic of thelampinsert thefiber
Ibonded withglue (cyanoacrylate)
I putsugrudirectly aboveto takethe fiber andto avoidtoilluminateaside

Step 4:

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just have towait until thesugrudryand reassemble

You can nowinspectthe connector on yourlaptoporiphone,
thesd-cardport,
a lock (last threepicturesshowsthe difference between theinspection lampanda conventional lamp)


I kept thethongbecause it allows meto have handsfree!

Comments

wildmahogany (author)2013-01-28

Nicely done!

ongara_01 (author)2013-01-05

cool..

shannonlove (author)2012-12-30

Great idea but perhaps commenters could pitch in with common but unexpected sources for fiber optic cable. I don't think I have any laying around but I have found it in strange places like toys.

Done. http://www.monoprice.com/products/search.asp?keyword=toslink

nicholas1951 (author)2013-01-03

Love them gadgets and this is a fine one! Thanks!

barista (author)2013-01-03

@shannonlove
Do a Google shopping/Amazon search for TOSlink cables like this one. They're optical digital audio interconnects.
I got one at my local pound shop.

Siddharth Jain (author)2012-12-28

nice idea there!..

eyesee (author)2012-12-27

very good

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