Quick Flashlight of a Sort or at Worst Quickie Science Project




Another use for parts from the thrown-out microwave.  I didn't go all diodes or capacitor on it.  Someone else can.

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Step 1: 110 VAC 60 Hz Internal Reduction Gear Motor

I don't know how common these are anymore in microwaves or other salvageable appliances.

Step 2:

Attach suitable LED.  Don't remember what I pulled this one out of.  Yes, not soldered up and no diffuser or reflector (yet).

Step 3:

Fashion some sort of hand-crank to the motor's drive-shaft.  Or chuck the drive-shaft into a hand-drill, etc.  Turn.  You're done.

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    Tv one5

    5 years ago on Introduction

    Nice! these can give out nasty shocks! Havent tested this fact on myself however... Only my little brother! Good work though.