Make a Flashlight!

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Introduction: Make a Flashlight!

In this instructable, I will show you how to make a very basic, simple, working flashlight!

Step 1: Gather Materials

-2 AA Batteries
-Twisted piece of Alluminum foil (or copper wire)
-duct tape
-1 mini light bulb. (Home Depot or other hardware store)

Step 2: Assembly (Battery 1)

Rip 2 pieces of foil about 1.5inches long. Tape each pies of foil to both terminals of battery. The positive side should have foil coming out from the left. The negative end should hav foil coming out from the right.

Step 3: Assembly (Battery 2)

Take your other battery, and place it in the opposite way that the first battery is facing. In otherwords, the terminals touching should be opposite. Take your light bulb, and attach it withtape so that the threads of the bulb is touching the positive terminal. If you are confused with terminals, ise the last picture to help you.

Step 4: Finishing Touches

Tape The two batteries together to ensure that the light will not fall apart on you. To turn on, push the foil to the bottom of the bulb. Do not worry about getting shocked, YOU WON'T! When done using, make sure foil will stay away from bulb and away from other foil to prevent short circuits.

If you did this correctly, the light bulb should light up. It does give off ALOT of light.

Enjoy!

This picture was taken in a pitch black room! Not bad?

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    16 Comments

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    cardlexi
    cardlexi

    5 months ago

    all of these are 13 years ago-,- and thank u for this i am gonna use this for my school project we need to make a flashlight an di found this easy

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    Lucia1234
    Lucia1234

    5 years ago

    what if it burns?

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    ejerez
    ejerez

    9 years ago on Introduction

    be super care full the batteries get super hot and when i built it sparks came out of the t side of the batteries so i would not recommend you to do this

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    sal5565
    sal5565

    9 years ago on Step 4

    can i use AAA bateries??

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    stew422
    stew422

    10 years ago on Step 4

    does it have to be a LED flashlight?

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    retardoricardo

    i loved this u were right and i made one that has an led light and is much better thx kkkk thx alot

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    warchaswi
    warchaswi

    13 years ago on Step 4

    nice concept of making flashlight