"I want a batman belt for my birthday," said my 4 year old cousin.
"Okay I will get you one to add you your massive amount of toys
and gadgets you don't play with," said I.
That humble kiddish conversation lead to the creation of my first build and
Ghetto cheap tap lights 4 for $3
Walmart approved Buzz Light Year belt $6
Radio Shack AAA battery holder $2
Walmart glue $3
Paper clay $3.48
Old, Yellow CD case.
Ancient, salvage battery connector
Hot glue gun with delicious glue sticks
Salvage wire from anywhere
Step 1: Remove Sticker
In this step you remove the buzz light year sticker that mocks you in your dreams.
When the sticker is removed you can start your therapy again.
Step 2: Take Apart Ghetto Tap Light and Look at the Pretty Innerts
Originally I was just going to slap a batman symbol onto the tap light and be done with it.
Built I realized that it was the easy way out and also it didn't look so good and I want
to be praised and worshiped by other at my cousin's future birthday party so I decided
to take it apart.
Original tap light
Tap light disassembled ( there were about 3 screws in the back)
Step 3: Build Switch and Glue Mania
The tap light has a blue button right in the middle of it that you tap to turn on (duh).
Initially I thought I was going to remove it and add my own toggle switch but then I
realized I should just keep things simple. Instead I figured I will just keep the switch
press in and add the toggle switch between the main power lines. Its easier and
there's less mind altering soldering fumes involved.
1. Solder toggle switch between main battery lines.
2. The fun part hot glue everything down.
Step 4: Visit Staples and Cut Up Plastic Stuff and the Big Finish
I utilized our friend the internet to find a Batman symbol for the belt.
After I found the symbol I resized several times until I got the correct
size based on the dimensions of the Buzz Light Year belt.
Then I traced out the dimension of the Batman symbol onto the yellow CD
holder and cut out the shape
Then I molded the Paper Clay around the belt buckle and let it dry for a few
days. I then painted the paper clay and let that dry too. Hot glued everything together.
Added the battery connector to the belt (remember to test for polarity since its
and led setup)
The result is a finished product that is just cool enough to get any kid get bullied in