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September 9, 2015

DIY Shake Flashlight

at 6:53 pm. Filed under DIY Hacks, Electronic Hacks

DIY Shake Flashlight


When the power fails and you are stumbling around the┬áhouse your flashlight batteries will inevitably be dead. A simple solution to this issue is to use a flashlight that doesn’t need batteries. With low current LEDs you can dynamically generate the power you need to light your path by just a few shakes. Of course you can purchase one but building one is much more fun!

“Materials needed: Small cut of PVC pipe, magnet wire, neodymium magnet, LED’s, 4 diodes or 1 diode bridge, capacitor, resistor, wire, breadboard, and electrical tape.”



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One Response to “DIY Shake Flashlight”

  1. Ty Tower Says:

    It brings to mind some interesting party jokes but I got to thinking if a press button switch could be used with a supercap to charge a cap and turn on and off with the button. Think I’ll give one a go with maxwell’s 3 farad jobs.

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