Intro: Recycled Gatorade LED Flashlight
This is an LED flashlight I made for the LED contest. It uses either 6 or 10 LED's and has a metallic semi-dome to direct the light forwards and conserve as much light as possible. It is fairly compact and lasts a long time on a single 9v battery. Please vote for my instructable when the contest begins!! Comment, rate, and subscribe :) Check out my homemade snow machine!
Step 1: Parts List
This project requres only a few parts, most of which can be found around your home
-A 20oz gatorade bottle (other bottles work but you will need to edit my design)
-6 or 10 LEDs with a working voltage around 3.5-4.5v
-a push button or switch
-9v battery holder
-hot glue gun
-a thumbtac or other pointy object
-a soldering iron
-a razor knife
Step 2: Cutting the Bottle
Cut the bottle where it is marked and read the notes. BE VERY CAREFUL!!! I was not and i had to get 6 stiches :/
Step 3: Making the Light Hood
For this step you need pieces of metala tape and the top part of the gatorade bottle. Read the notes!
Step 4: Mounting the LED's
This is the most important part of the flashlight. If you mess up it will not light up....BUM BUM BUMMMMM!!! Just look at the pictures very closely and PM me if you are not sure of something. You need you glue gun, soldering iron, 6 or 10 LED's, and the top part of the gatorade bottle again.
Step 5: Getting the Electronic Circuit Together.
Make sure you have a push button or toggle switch, 9v battery, and 9v battery holder handy.
Step 6: Finishing the Lower Half
Here you are going to finish up the handle part of the flashlight.
Step 7: Final Assembly
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