How to Make a Flashlight

Introduction: How to Make a Flashlight

If your like me, you haven't really grasped the understanding of electronics and well in gaming terms, your a "N00B." OK, now that were done making fun of you, let us start our Instructable. This project is one of the most simplest projects out there and you are a shoe-in to finish this if you have all of the basic household items. With all of that being said, let us began! 

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Step 1: Things You'll Need

There are a couple of basic household items you will need for this project:
-2 AA Batteries (1.5v)
-1 Piece of Wire (any will do)
-A small light bulb (again, any will do) 

Step 2: Tape the Batteries

Using your scissors, cut a piece of tape and tape and stick your two batteries together. Make sure that you tape them POSITIVE TO NEGATIVE.  Use the image if you need any sort of reference. A good tip is to use a lot of tape when taping your batteries in order to assure that your connections are proper.  

Step 3: Time to Add Some Light

Take your piece of wire and using your scissors, (or wire cutters) and strip both ends of it. Take one end of your wire and tape to the NEGATIVE end of the battery. Take the other end of the wire and tape it onto the side of the light bulb. Be sure that the tip of the stripped end of the wire is touching the side of the light bulb or it will not work. 

Step 4: The Final Step

Finally, take your light bulb and tape it onto the POSITIVE END OF THE BATTERY!

Step 5: Smile!

Smile, you did it. Now in order to turn your flashlight on, you must make sure the light bulb is touching the battery. If your flashlight still does not turn on, try pressing down on the wire connected to the side of the light bulb while keeping the light bulb at the end of the battery. 

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    8 Discussions


    9 years ago on Introduction

    I'm going to assume English isn't your first language, is that correct? Or perhaps you're a young child? In any case, to make this instructable more readable, you may want to consider fixing the grammar mistakes. Remove the word "most" in "most simplest." Learn the difference between "your" and "you're," as well as "were" and "we're." Use commas where appropriate. Use the proper tense. These changes are for the first four sentences of the first page only. I'm not trying to be a grammar cop, but this really needs help. I'm sure you're a smart person, but the way this is written makes it seem otherwise. Just a bit of advice.


    9 years ago on Introduction

    I'd suggest a thin cardboard case, then you could add an on/off switch using a bit a foil. Good first instructable!


    Reply 9 years ago on Introduction

    Thanks a lot mate. As I mentioned in some of my previous questions, I am new to electronics and do not know how to make a tinfoil switch. If you could, can you please teach me? :))


    9 years ago on Introduction

    Well done on starting with Instructables.

    Next time, work on focusing your images and keeping an eye on your grammar.