Introduction: KISS Principle Headlight
I have been a Fan of Instructables for many years and yet not done anything myself, so for that I appologise and thank jessyratfink for her course on How to Write an Instructable on motivating me.
So here we go and as they say be kind its my first time.
In my time with the military many things remain which were drilled into me and one of them was the K.I.S.S principle
Which means; Keep It, Simple,Stupid..... This Translates into If its Stupid & Simple and it works, then its not Stupid!
So in this fashion I created a kit which converts a Flashlight into a Headlight, cheap, simple and easy to make which is so small you can put into your Wallet or Pocket. Enjoy !
Step 1: Bits You Need !
All you need is:
1) some Elasticated band which you can get at any Textile/Sewing shop or even Supermarkets.
2) Some Velcro fastening also from the above mentioned shops.
3) Flashlight, this is a cheap Cree LED lamp from Amazon but works well - a quick point, if you buy any Gadgets
like Flashlights, GPS, Radio etc., then I would suggest you buy ones which take AA or AAA Batteries
since these are available all over the world and you get them as rechargeables, where as if you have
some exotic flashlight which does a thousand things and runs from XYZ Button type batteries, you could
have problems on the road to get replacements.
4) a pair or scissors
5) Needle and Thread
Step 2: Making the Headband
Take a length of elastic band you are using measure it so it fits around
your head, tight enough to hold the light steady without pressing your brains out of
your ears and not loose enough that you have a neck light.
Once you have the right size you can cut it and sew the ends together
Step 3: Connecting the Lamp to the Band
Now get a length of Velcro and measure this out so it will go around
your Light and the Headband. You can cut this and you don´t have
to sew it because the Velcro sides hold it.
Step 4: Putting It All Together
You can keep the Kit in your Wallet or Pocket and when needed
pull out your light wrap it on the headband with the Velcro and
you are good to go !
I hope you enjoy this, and if liked will do somemore