How to build a wearable light

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ricochet
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How to build a wearable light

Post by ricochet » Sun Feb 22, 2015 3:20 pm

A few years ago I worked out how to build a kind of flashlight gizmo that straps to my wrist. The idea is you can turn it on with a flick of the wrist. It uses a 1 watt LED, which throws quite a beam. The whole thing is normally not very noticeable under your sleeve.

Here's how it works:
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(Apologies for the floundering electric eel effect. Oh well.)

I've built a number of these for fellow burners, and figured that if anyone else wanted to give it a try, it was worth putting the plans on the web. So here they are. I tried to be as complete as possible, which is a lot to get through but should simplify your build. http://ricochetshot.wordpress.com/2015/ ... -luminous/

Of course I'd love any feedback or suggestions. Well, not ANY feedback or suggestions....

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Re: How to build a wearable light

Post by fernley1 » Mon Feb 23, 2015 2:40 pm

Thats pretty cool.

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Re: How to build a wearable light

Post by ricochet » Mon Feb 23, 2015 3:11 pm

Thanks! Looking at what I wrote, I thought WOW that's a lot of work. But it's really not, once you know how everything needs to go together.

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