11 Sep How I made my first flashlight
I found an easy-to-follow instruction video on YouTube: How To Make A Flashlight
Materials and Tools
2 AA batteries, duck tape, scissors, small LED light, wires, card stock paper
Following the detailed instruction video, it was a relatively smooth process to make a simple, workable flashlight. Even though I can’t really boast about the craftsmanship. it does feel quite rewarding to make something functional with my own hands.
Where to improve
In the instruction video, the positive end of the wire connected to the light is left out as a switch to turn the flashlight on and off. I do not like the bare wire left outside, so I taped it all up.
Because there is a little room in between when I taped the two batteries together, I still end up having a switch in my flashlight. When I press the rear end of the light, it lights up. This is sort of a happy accident, I didn’t plan for it to work. If done a second time, I would like to explore other ways to make a better switch.