Instructables: exploring - technology - leds - flashlight - featured Sun, 24 Jul 2016 03:49:04 PDT BLOX v1.01 The Smallest And The Brightest Flashlight Ever!
The Smallest And The Brightest Flashlight Ever! - More DIY How To Projects]]> HamedK1 this is our new helper for camping,mountain climbing,reading and's also very cheap and it costs under a dollar. What do you need? 1-1w power led2-3.7V 350mA li-ion battery3-li-ion battery charger board(optional)4-power led lens and holder(5^ or 45^)5-small on\off switch Hot glue the ...
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Mon, 4 Jul 2016 08:02:11 PDT
DIY : 100w Led Flashlight
DIY : 100w Led Flashlight - More DIY How To Projects]]> tutdude98 You ve probably seen something like this.I needed something that is bright, can be used on bicycle and also you can carry when you go exploring.I made simmilar thing to DIY Perks portable sun but instead of using big CPU heatsink i used smaller one and whole body of flashlight to cool down LED. Flas...
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Sat, 16 Apr 2016 02:44:24 PDT
Simple LED Torch
Simple LED Torch - More DIY How To Projects]]> Barry Neeson Hi,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. What do you need A clothes peg (i found most plastic ones had a nice ga...
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Fri, 15 Apr 2016 10:23:48 PDT
My 100W LED Flashlight Version.
My 100W LED Flashlight Version. - More DIY How To Projects]]> Herkaun I decided to build 2 100W LED flashlights after seeing this: I do photography as a hobby, I thought they could be quite useful. I also build PC’s for personal use, so had a bunch of heatsink that I could use. Years ago I used peltiers for overclocking ...
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Sun, 28 Feb 2016 19:38:35 PST
100W LED in PVC Flashlight
100W LED in PVC Flashlight - More DIY How To Projects]]> jaksherry This is a modified version of the 100W LED flashlights on Instructables. I have looked at several of them.While they look really great, none seem to have portability, and they all use massive, heavy, expensive batteries.I developed this project over a few days while trying to make it more portable, ...
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Thu, 24 Dec 2015 11:05:00 PST
10W LED flashlight retrofit!
10W LED flashlight retrofit! - More DIY How To Projects]]> simon.w.nordberg Hi everyone! Today I'm building a 10W flashlight retrofitted into an old lantern style lamp. Parts Parts I used:10W LED. I used the 3x3 style one since it requires less voltage. 10W LED driver. I used one like this ( Ebay )A VGA heatsink and fan ( Ebay )Heatsink compound3pcs 18650 batteries Switc...
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Sat, 5 Dec 2015 13:12:59 PST
DIY Bottle Cap Flashlight
DIY Bottle Cap Flashlight - More DIY How To Projects]]> ShiftyTips Yes this is a flashlight built in a bottle cap :)I thought that would be funny to turn a regular cap into a flashlight nothing more only that can I do it?And yes I made it that was a long journey with a lot of attempts!But If you stay with me you can make your own ;)So let's start... Watch the vid...
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Tue, 24 Nov 2015 12:35:12 PST
Micro LED flashlight
Micro LED flashlight - More DIY How To Projects]]> Unboxingexperience7 This is a very simple build. All you need isthree LEDstwo 1.5 volt or a single 3 volt button cell batteryelectrical tapea few minutes time Prepare the LEDs Hold all three LEDs at their top.Wrap electrical tape around the three long wires (anode, +). Leave the ends blank.Wrap electrical tape aroun...
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Sat, 31 Oct 2015 03:00:36 PDT
DIY ALTOIDS SMALLS JOULE THIEF FLASHLIGHT - More DIY How To Projects]]> Maverick14 Hi, everyone. I love making projects out of Altoids tins specially the Altoids smalls tins, they're so small and very cute and they fit perfectly in your pocket so you can take them with you anywhere and anytime.I've seen a couple of Instructables on how to turn these small tins into flashlights, bu...
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Wed, 9 Sep 2015 15:30:33 PDT
Bright bike flashlight hack
Bright bike flashlight hack - More DIY How To Projects]]> juaspo I found an old broken bicycle flashlight and I immediately took it apart to try and see if there was any obvious reason for why it wasn't working. From the looks of it the PCB was probably water damaged so I decided to upgrade the flashlight a bit with two 1W led's and make a super bright flashligh...
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Sat, 15 Aug 2015 18:12:59 PDT
100w LED Flashlight
100w LED Flashlight - More DIY How To Projects]]> Constructed It this tutorial Ill be teaching you how to build an extremely powerful flashlight!Its very easy to make, and extremely cheap as well!This flashlight has many uses, Pure white light means its great for filming. Or you could use it as a motion activated spotlight in your backyard! The possibilities a...
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Sat, 15 Aug 2015 14:29:18 PDT
Minion Light
Minion Light - More DIY How To Projects]]> jim_2000 Just in time for the Minion Movie, your very own Minion light Instructable! Gather the Parts The Minion Light is based off of the FrogLeggs Tumbler flashlight that is sold at Lowes and other fine retailers. I really like this light as it has a nice glow and really shines brightly. FrogLeggs did...
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Tue, 14 Jul 2015 18:46:17 PDT
Replacing Old Flashlight Bulb With LED
Replacing Old Flashlight Bulb With LED - More DIY How To Projects]]> chienline It was my boy finding this classic flashlight and asking me to make it works. Replacing the batteries with new ones didn't make it work. Then I took it apart, saw that the bulb's flashing wire had broken. Searching all around (my house) I couldn't find a replacement bulb. Seeing two AA batteries (3V...
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Sat, 13 Jun 2015 02:10:14 PDT
Light Sensing LED Flashlight
Light Sensing LED Flashlight - More DIY How To Projects]]> MITinventorbot Every day, lots and lots of electricity and energy is wasted from people accidentally leaving electronics on, or flashlights. This invention is the perfect solution to that problem. The flashlight only turns on when it senses that the room is dark enough to need a light. It reduces energy and electr...
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Tue, 10 Mar 2015 09:39:08 PDT
Up-Cycle a Vintage Flashlight
Up-Cycle a Vintage Flashlight - More DIY How To Projects]]> lonesoulsurfer To hack or not to hack - that is the question. There are so many useless (but beautiful) items out there that have no use anymore. It really is a shame to see them gathering dust on a shelf, or stuffed in a draw. Better me thinks to pull them apart, give them a new identity and revel in their je ...
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Thu, 26 Feb 2015 13:34:20 PST
Toilet Paper Tube Torch
Toilet Paper Tube Torch - More DIY How To Projects]]> daryllukas A cheap DIY flashlight using LEDs (and other stuff I found lying around in my room)It's a very simple project and very easy to do.Duration: Took me 2 hoursWhat You Will Need: LEDsResistorsA Breadboard (for prototyping) and a PerfBoardToilet Paper TubeConnecting wireSoldering Wire & Gun3x 3v Button B...
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Tue, 7 Oct 2014 15:01:15 PDT
Mini LED flashlight
Mini LED flashlight - More DIY How To Projects]]> YuKonstruct This project was created for YuKonstruct's first Build Night.YuKonstruct is the first makerspace in Canada's north. Our mission is to provide access to shared space, quality tools, available expertise, and a collaborative environment to help makers build anything!This little flashlight that you can ...
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Mon, 18 Aug 2014 22:34:49 PDT
Cree Flashlight Color Change
Cree Flashlight Color Change - More DIY How To Projects]]> MooMeat42 I found this awesome $6 flashlight (charger and battery included) on eBay which uses a 18650 Li-ion battery and a tiny Cree white LED. Search "18650 Cree Q5 LED flashlight". It has a glow in the dark button cap and o-ring on the lens, and 5 modes including 3 power levels, strobe, and SOS(I think tha...
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Fri, 6 Jun 2014 19:56:43 PDT
Wearable Flashlight
Wearable Flashlight - More DIY How To Projects]]> led_freak This Instructable will show you how to build a cool looking bracelet with integrated LED's. You only need a few materials and some basic skills. The materials you need for this are: - leather belt - fabric - smd-LED's/LED-strip - fastener - 3V button cell - thread - wire - push button - jumper sock...
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Mon, 6 Jan 2014 08:00:48 PST
Ultrabright LED Emergency Lamp (Rechargeable!)
Ultrabright LED Emergency Lamp (Rechargeable!) - More DIY How To Projects]]> ASCAS Preparing for a calamity or planning to go camping in the vast wilderness? Make an ultrabright emergency light in less than 5 minutes! It glows 360° and is completely WATERPROOF!. In addition the jar's lid can be detached from the jar turning it into a compact flashlight! This is a simple project th...

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Fri, 8 Nov 2013 19:03:37 PST
DIY Frankenstein Bulb
DIY Frankenstein Bulb - More DIY How To Projects]]> snow1434 Step 1.) Remove The Tab on the light Bulb  Step 2.break the insulation layer (black part)  Step 3.)  Break the fialament and pulling it out Step 4.) Add Water to wash it out if white (if clear skip step) Step 5.) Add Gel i ended up using a different gel i used a garage door lubricate instead of the ...
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Sat, 19 Oct 2013 17:27:35 PDT
Hardware Flashlight 2.0
Hardware Flashlight 2.0 - More DIY How To Projects]]> sjroth A few months ago I posted my first Hardware Flashlight here on Instructables. Though it was a mediocre success, I loved the concept and wanted to have one that worked. So I thought of all the ways that I could improve it. Here's the list of possible improvements I made for the first Instructable: "...
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Fri, 30 Aug 2013 12:46:50 PDT
Mood Lighting
Mood Lighting - More DIY How To Projects]]> Cats Science Club This is a great night light or just to have for atmosphere. We took our instructable and modified it a bit. Skip to step 7 to see the changes. Don't forget to check out the supply list though. Materials LED Holder LED (Color) Fender Wash...
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Wed, 28 Aug 2013 17:36:05 PDT
Film Canister Flashlight
Film Canister Flashlight - More DIY How To Projects]]> Cats Science Club This film canister flashlight was more fun to build then an Altoids flashlight and feels so much more comfortable in our hands. Don't get us wrong, the Altoids tins are great. We just love the handiness of this little guy and no metal shavings when you drill into it!. We had it out by the pool as a ...
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Thu, 22 Aug 2013 18:09:19 PDT
Lightsaber knitting needles
Lightsaber knitting needles - More DIY How To Projects]]> Random_Canadian An Epic Battle With Every Stitch... I will not embarrass you with my poor knitting but maybe someone out there can "give me a hand! Right?" I will however show a cast on at night in a darkened room with the lights off! I made a second set at 8 inches length for the pocket size contest! And a thi...
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Wed, 5 Jun 2013 21:37:17 PDT
Hex Nut LED Flashlight
Hex Nut LED Flashlight - More DIY How To Projects]]> sjroth For several years I have been planning on doing this project, but it wasn't until now that I actually tried it. My plan was to make a miniature LED flashlight out of hex nuts, using them as the casing. I would use a matching screw as the cap for the battery compartment, and add a keychain to make it...
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Sat, 2 Feb 2013 08:55:00 PST
Star Trek Light
Star Trek Light - More DIY How To Projects]]> technovative Inspiration Avid trekkies may recognize the configuration from TNG episodes where flashlight type devices referred to as "palm beacons" were used. I've included a couple of screen shots from a scene in TNG episode "Disaster" where Riker is using one. I found the design to appear functionally effici...
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Mon, 7 Jan 2013 04:20:42 PST
Emergency spin-it LED flashlight
Emergency spin-it LED flashlight - More DIY How To Projects]]> kostya Introduction In emergency a small light source is a must. You may need it to find a more reliable light source like an operational flashlight. This flashlight is built around a super capacitor and a DC motor. Super caps can store up energy fast and release it slowly. These features plus their compa...
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Wed, 14 Nov 2012 12:07:30 PST
LED candle from lasercut parts
LED candle from lasercut parts - More DIY How To Projects]]> shoshanaabrass This instructable is for my lasercut LED candle design that you can download from Thingiverse.  It's a simple but useful electrical circuit that you make out of wood and copper tape (or cardboard and aluminum foil - I'll explain later about alternative materials).  We make this at Ace Monster Toys i...
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Sun, 11 Nov 2012 10:49:39 PST
Scorpion Stinger - A High Power UV LED Flashlight
Scorpion Stinger - A High Power UV LED Flashlight - More DIY How To Projects]]> nmeans This instructable is about the construction of the ultimate scorpion hunting flashlight called the "Scorpion Stinger". It functions extremely well and knocks the socks off of the competition.  Check out the videos in the "Field Testing" section of Step #13! Scorpion Stinger features: Uses a re...
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Mon, 17 Sep 2012 04:20:11 PDT
LEDS. Make Them Glow When They Are Not Turned On.
LEDS. Make Them Glow When They Are Not Turned On. - More DIY How To Projects]]> luxstar I just recently bought some green glow dust (glows in the dark) from Solar Color Dust. This and clear nail polish is all you need to turn regular white light LEDS in to glow in the dark LEDS. More Colors Here are more colors: Green, b...
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Tue, 11 Sep 2012 22:40:42 PDT
DIY Astronomy Flashlight
DIY Astronomy Flashlight - More DIY How To Projects]]> Bot1398 While stuyding astronomy charts you don't want to ruin your night vision with those white lights so here is simple flashlight which will preserve your night vision.Our astronomy flashlight uses red LED's instead of white which will help you to preserve your night vision , it is rechargable and you c...
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Wed, 29 Aug 2012 22:17:33 PDT
{The Best} Altoids Tin LED Flashlight
{The Best} Altoids Tin LED Flashlight - More DIY How To Projects]]> Adambowker98 This instructable is an entry in the Pocket-Sized Contest, so please vote! 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 wa...
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Wed, 20 Jun 2012 21:45:17 PDT
Cree XM-L Maglite: 10 watts, 1000 lumens
Cree XM-L Maglite: 10 watts, 1000 lumens - More DIY How To Projects]]> OmniWrench8000 I drew inspiration from the sweet custom Mag builds made by members of and  Some of the lights they build really make mine look workmanlike in comparison.  I encourage you head over to those forums and look around...heck, maybe even take your coat off, int...
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Tue, 29 May 2012 22:00:52 PDT
Ultraviolet Business Card Flashlight
Ultraviolet Business Card Flashlight - More DIY How To Projects]]> tomward If you've seen some of my other business cards, I like the idea of giving away cards that are useful in some way.  Most of my others have been more proof-of-concept, but this one is not only fun but easy to make, inexpensive and has a real wow factor. It's a simple ultraviolet torch, but the basic ...
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Fri, 27 Jan 2012 12:38:05 PST
LED flashlight with secret switch
LED flashlight with secret switch - More DIY How To Projects]]> kenyer With this project you are going to make a cheap DIY LED flashlight with no button on it. You will need a magnet to turn it on. This project I did on a summer camp with a group of kids. (8 - 12 year olds) Everybody succeeded (some with some help from me) and we had loads of fun with it. You will ...
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Sun, 25 Dec 2011 08:15:18 PST
Lantern Torch LED Conversion
Lantern Torch LED Conversion - More DIY How To Projects]]> x2Jiggy Harness the power of modern lighting technology by converting a standard lantern torch into an LED torch. LEDs provide the advantage of longer bulb life, reduced power consumption (originally 750mA, now 320mA) and reduced heat. This project uses 32 LEDs which provides slightly more light than stock ...
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Sun, 18 Sep 2011 02:44:44 PDT
Phone line-powered flashlight
Phone line-powered flashlight - More DIY How To Projects]]> art.z What do you do when the house power goes out? Look for flashlights! But if you're as sloppy as I am, you're going to see that they are out of batteries since the last time the power went out. Since, in 90% of the times, the phone line is still working even when the whole city has no light. This in...
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Sun, 12 Jun 2011 20:14:01 PDT
DiskoPigs - More DIY How To Projects]]> mischka When I saw those "Mini Pig" flashlights at Dealextreme I fell in love and ordered plenty of them. Those cute flashlights are only $0,79 and always a funny present for friends and family. But they also save money to the electronic enthusiast: One flashlight include 2 superbright LEDs and three button...
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Fri, 10 Jun 2011 10:18:21 PDT
Make a $200 "tactical" flashlight for about $15
Make a $200 "tactical" flashlight for about $15 - More DIY How To Projects]]> dchall8 Are y'all aware that flashlights can cost $200, $300, or more? I always thought Maglite was the top of the line, but nooOOOOoooo! Briefly check out these tactical flashlights to see what I'm talking about. AND DON'T FORGET TO HIT THE BACK BUTTON TO COME BACK HERE. I got interested in high powere...
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Sun, 13 May 2007 12:57:35 PDT
LED Zippo Flashlight
LED Zippo Flashlight - More DIY How To Projects]]> Boyscout201 This is a simple step by step guide to make your own Zippo Lighter LED Flashlight. A few years ago Zippo had a flashlight version of their amazing classic lighter. These Zippo flashlights never really caught on, most likely because they were dim and the batteries didn't last. None the less, I thoug...
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Wed, 8 Sep 2010 17:54:21 PDT
Flashlight with no batteries
Flashlight with no batteries - More DIY How To Projects]]> brunoip This is a simple method to make a flashlight that will last forever. It uses a small stepper motor to generate energy and many capacitors for keep it stored for several seconds. Ps: I'm from Argentina so let me know any grammar mistake. Materials Most materials are recycled from the trash...
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Sun, 8 Aug 2010 11:47:03 PDT
Making a party lights gondola lift with the kids
Making a party lights gondola lift with the kids - More DIY How To Projects]]> masynmachien When my youngest daughter's godmother was giving a big garden party, I threw a workshop for the kids. To contribute to the decoration in an original way, we made a 25 m long gondola lift with 18 Joule thief party lights. We had a great time and the result looked really festive. It is hard to photogr...
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Thu, 5 Aug 2010 12:52:31 PDT
Full Spectrum Flashlight
Full Spectrum Flashlight - More DIY How To Projects]]> krmartin3 I've wanted to build a full spectrum flashlight for a while and seeing the Flashlight Contest advertisement enticed me to build it, asap.  Once I finished this flashlight it turned out a lot better than i had expected.  I now want to make modifications to it to improve it for my next flashlight. I w...
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Sun, 8 Aug 2010 18:56:30 PDT
Lemon Flashlight, my electro-culinary dish!
Lemon Flashlight, my electro-culinary dish! - More DIY How To Projects]]> scraptopower Harness the power of fruit!  I give you the Lemon flashlight . It's the solution to the considerable worldwide energy problems that scientists have struggled with for so long. Powered by a single lemon, and with a brightness in a league of it's own, there's little stopping this flashlight from becom...
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Sun, 8 Aug 2010 09:39:53 PDT
Astronomy Flashlight
Astronomy Flashlight - More DIY How To Projects]]> frenzy For certain applications a red lensed flashlight can come in very useful. If you are looking at star charts or trying to get around the woods and want to not ruin your night vision, these are perfect. This instructable makes one from parts you can find very easily and cheaply. Supplies For this...
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Mon, 2 Aug 2010 15:27:20 PDT
The universal multicolour torch (flashlight)
The universal multicolour torch (flashlight) - More DIY How To Projects]]> duesentrieb I like LEDs. And I like torches. I have always been looking for a torch that combines all LED colours that I want, including infrared and ultraviolet. As this combination is hard to come by, or extremely sumptuous, I chose to build one myself using a cheap torch bought on eBay and some inexpensive p...
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Tue, 20 Jul 2010 15:26:42 PDT
How to turn a dead flashlight into an uber LED light
How to turn a dead flashlight into an uber LED light - More DIY How To Projects]]> darph bobo I've had this dead flashlight lying around in my shop for a few months, and I decided that it was time for it to live again! I've broken this instructable (and the flashlilght) in to a few easy steps: Step 1: Open up the flashlight, Step 2: Clean out the dead bulb, Step 3: Calculate the resistan...
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Fri, 2 Jul 2010 15:10:18 PDT
LED Concert Lighter
LED Concert Lighter - More DIY How To Projects]]> BOBMUNZ In my first instructable ever I will show you how I took a common Bic Lighter and turned it into a bright LED flashlight. I figure this is a clever idea for you concert goers, and anybody else who wants to put an LED into everything. Materials First you need to gather some materials, you will nee...

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Sun, 27 Sep 2009 12:20:16 PDT
Flashlight Business Card
Flashlight Business Card - More DIY How To Projects]]> tomward If you have read my other business card instructables, you will know what this is all about - make a business card that is useful, or that people really don't want to throw away, and you have a successful piece of advertising. This is a variation on my previous flashlight card, but made to look a b...
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Sat, 30 Aug 2008 05:57:19 PDT