Bendable LED Flashlight

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This is a easy LED flashlight that is made out of a USB LED light and is flexible so you can put it in spaces that regular flashlights don't fit you can even bend the bottom half so that it can stand up and you will not have to hold it. Now lets stop yappin' and start building!

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Step 1: Stuff You Need

To make this instructable you will need:

Some duct tape.

Pliers.

Two 3-volt button cell battery.

A USB LED light with a switch (I got mine at dollar tree for $1!!).

Step 2: Snip Snip

Cut off the USB part of the USB light.

Step 3: Strip It Off

Take the end of the cord and strip the plastic casing around the wires. You should have 3 wires, the red and white ones you need but the other is for bendability. note: the red wire is negitive, and the white wire is positive.

Step 4: Time to Add Power

now we are going to add power. take a rectangular piece of duct tape and place the red (negitive) wire on the tape, next put both the batterys on it negitive side on the red wire, and now take the white wire and place it on top of the batterys and wrap the pack with tape like the picture. And your done have fun!

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    10 years ago on Step 1

    i wud hav thought you wud hav gotenn it at dolar tree fo mor than $

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    bluefly1215

    10 years ago on Introduction

    Does it just stay on all the time? Have you worked out a switch or something to turn it off when not in use?

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    amakerguybluefly1215

    Reply 10 years ago on Introduction

    on the little plastic case at the top there is a switch on the side of it but its sorta tiny.

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    shooby

    10 years ago on Introduction

    I picked up two of those from a Dollar Tree, the do work pretty well except for two things...the LED casing cracks easily, and the flexible arm doesn't retain shape well. I greatly improved these things by inserting a strip of foil into the inner casing, and pushing it in to take it's form. I think I may have used a drop or two of superglue, but that may not be necessary.

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    amakerguyshooby

    Reply 10 years ago on Introduction

    yeah, after making this the case broke off and I just covered it with duct tape except the switch and LED. And you could probly wrap the arm with wire and that would fix that, or you could just get a different light.

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    geeklord

    10 years ago on Introduction

    I saw those at the dollar tree. Must be pretty bright, I'll have to get some.