Mar.2, 2012

There are plenty of flashlights on the market today, but if none of those tickles your fancy, you can make your own flashlight just as instructables user macskyver did.

Using a CREE XM-L LED the flashlight is powered by 3 D-cell batteries, but if you would like a higher power flashlight you can add extra segment in the mid of the body to make it a 4+ battery light. macskyver fabricated most of parts using a 3D printer, the only problem is the battery life - "battery life might just be a bit lacking... and the light output may be a bit inconsistent from beginning to end of battery life. " Nevertheless, this home-made flashlight works and it is powerful.

homemade 3d printed flashlight

homemade 3d printed flashlight

homemade 3d printed flashlight

Building a home-made flashlight is cheap and simple if you can handle a soldering iron and drill, and of course a 3D printer. Luckily macskyver has uploaded very detailed step-by-step instructions and tips. Check them here to see how to build up this flashlight from scratch.

homemade 3d printed flashlight

 

 

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