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February 1, 2007

Tic-Tac Shake LED Light

at 5:18 am. Filed under DIY Hacks, Electronic Hacks

Have a look at the parts list below. It doesn’t take much to make your own shake light!

“Make magnet tube:
This part could really be made from anything (i.e. stiff paper), I used the pen because the magnets just fit inside the tube. Cut your tube a little smaller than the length of the Tic-Tac box. Find some washers or plugs to use as end caps, these could also be made out of paper. Mine were plastic gears with the teeth sanded off. Stick all 4 magnets together and put them in the tube. Glue on your endcaps being careful not to get any glue on the magnets.

150 ft. 30 gauge enamel-coated magnet wire
4 1/8″ rare earth magnets
4 rectifier diodes (IN4007 MIC)
Resistor (22 ohm)
White led
Some sort of small rechargeable batteries

Ballpoint pen
2 plastic washers or doodads
Tic-Tac container
Hot glue


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2 Responses to “Tic-Tac Shake LED Light”

  1. Bill Says:

    Fixing springs, or rubber buffers, in either end of the magnet tube should help to preserve the momentum of the magnets and increase efficiency.

  2. Paul Says:

    Can you make this power the coil gun? That would be cool!!

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