How to Make a Booklamp

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This instructable will teach you how to make a simple booklamp for one person to use. Its easy, affordable and the battery and LED are replacable.

Step 1: Materials

These are the few things you willl need: A pair of pliers or two, a bullclip, a coat hanger, tape, an LED and a battery for the LED

Step 2: Making the Coat Hanger Into the Correct Shape

Just bend the coat hanger like so and halve it, the cirlce for the corner is important. Its hard so use those pliers!!

Step 3: Mummify

mummify the ends of the coat hanger in tape around the bullclip. To get the coat hanger to go to the bullclip i just bent it up.

Step 4: Attach LED and Battery

Wrap tape around the batery and slide the LED into place so that it turns on. You should put the two wires on the top of he stand very close together so that when you slide the LED and battery into place, you can keep them there.

Step 5: Use

Put the clip on the back of a book! Depending on the strength of the LED and the battery you may be able to readin pitch black (i can).

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    brodyf

    11 years ago on Introduction

    your pictures are very poor quality. please retake and update. thanks. other than that, it's a great instructable with a good base idea.

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    Watanabe

    12 years ago

    Hey thingy, as a beginner in matters of an instructable nature the simplicity of yours is just perfect. I wanna go out and build straight away... I also need a lamp, so ta.

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    sysadmn

    12 years ago on Step 5

    How ghetto! That's a compliment - it's cool to use junk to make something, even if you can buy it cheaply.