Picture of cheap tiny inspection light
I wanted a light inspection but I did not spend a lot of money in it!

for this assembly must:
- 5g sugru (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$)
- Cheap led light
(about 2$)

thanks to this montage you can illuminate in very small places without being dazzled by a large light!

Step 1:

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nothing complicated:

electric path must be cut to keep only lighting of the central LED

Step 2:

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Now we must prepare the optical fiber:

- It can be easily cut with a cutter
- Must remove a piece of protection like electric wire (only 1 mm)
- With a lighter heating, we obtain a good surface condition

Step 3:

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I made a small hole in the plastic of the lamp insert the fiber
I bonded with glue (cyanoacrylate)
I put sugru directly above to take the fiber and to avoid to illuminate a side

Step 4:

just have to wait until the sugru dry and reassemble

You can now inspect the connector on your laptop or iphone,
the sd-card port,
a lock (last three pictures shows the difference between the inspection lamp and a conventional lamp)

I kept the thong because it allows me to have hands free!
Nicely done!
ongara_012 years ago
shannonlove2 years ago
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
Love them gadgets and this is a fine one! Thanks!
barista2 years ago
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.
nice idea there!..
eyesee2 years ago
very good