When the power goes out or you're out camping, you don't want to have to hold your flashlight all the time because you need to use your hands for other things. I used parts from a solar lawn lamp that I took apart to fix that problem. - Lawn Lamp project
- Metal tube
- Metal base
- Clear plastic cup
- Hot glue gun
- Band saw
The result is an attachment that you can add to the front of your flashlight to make it into a lantern. It is completely reversible and not permanent so you don't have to worry about wrecking your flashlight.
Step 1: Make the Base
In this step we are going to use the plastic cup from the lawn lamp to make the reflector for the lantern.
- Cut the Smaller part off of the rest of the cup and sand it down (1 & 2)
- Glue the cup onto the metal base with the open side facing up
- put the flashlight in the opening so that it faces toward the reflective piece
Step 2: Test It Out
Set the light upside down so that it sits on the metal base and see how it works!