Intro: Bright Mini Rechargeable Flashlight/Lantern
Hello, everyone! Sometime ago, I wanted to make a light of some sort. So I decided to make a flashlight out of a medicine bottle. It is very bright, can serve as a lantern, and is rechargeable!
Step 1: Materials
Step 2: Building the Switch
Step 3: Circuit
Put the resistor into the cap in one corner and solder it two the + wire of the battery. Then solder the rest to one brad. Poke two holes in the cap on the other side. Then run the - wire of the battery holder through one of the holes. Solder another wire to the other brad and run it through the other hole. Then solder the - wire to the - of the LED, and the wire from the brad to the + of the LED. Test the switch. If it doesn't work, check the connections. If your LED doesn't come with a mounted heatsink, put a penny on the bottom of the LED and glue it to the penny around the LED. Screw the cap onto the bottle and you're done! Now, This flashlight doesn't come with a charging port, so when the light starts to fade, take the battery out and charge it. This is a very bright flashlight, so it would be advisable not to look directly at it.