Introduction: Thumb-Pop IR Battery Drainer!
I've always wanted to build a battery drainer but I never expected it going to be in a lolly-pop container!
Also, this is IR (infrared) so you can have it on at night and it will not stop you from sleeping!
(PS: Sorry about the photos.)
Step 1: Parts
You will need:
1 1.2v IR LED
1 empty Thumb-Pop container
A piece of wire
2 Blobs of tinfoil
Something to drill holes
Soldering Iron and Solder
Step 2: Prepare the Container
Drill holes in the lid and the base of the container.
Step 3: Assemble It!
Poke one end of the wire into the tinfoil. Then thread the wire through the hole on the base. Repeat for the lid. Sorry, no photos.
Step 4: Solder It!
Solder the wire coming out of the lid onto the positive lead of the LED. Then solder the wire coming out of the base onto the negative lead of the LED.
Step 5: Test It!
Put a battery into the container positive side up. Humans can't see IR light so get a camera and check to see if it lights up. If it doesn't, bad luck. If it does, keep going.
Step 6: Case It!
Somehow nicely arrange the wires so it looks something like the photo. You're done! Now get yourself a beer and enjoy the good life. (Under 18s, OJ will do.)