For the first week of intro to fabrication, we had to make a flashlight. I decided to work with copper coupling I bought from ACE hardware store near to school and wood from the junk shelf. Also, I wanted to try the drill press and the vertical band saw machine.
Wood found in the trash can:
As I wanted to try the vertical band saw machine I decided to explore on organic shapes rather than straight lines so I started with a few drawings.
After cutting and sanding the wood shape I moved to the drill press to make the hole for the copper coupling. The first thing I noticed was the whole I made was bigger than I expected and the coupling did not fit as I wanted.
After giving some thoughts I determined that I would make a ring attach the coupling to the shape, this made me thing to try for my first time the cutting laser machine and the calliper.
Light, Batteries, and Lid
At the end, it was time to work with the LED light and the batteries.
I made a simple switch that closes the circuit when the lid is tightest, also I wanted to try the small drill bit I got for my Pcomm project and I decided to add a small wire to work as a support of the light flash.
The final flashlight it was pretty much as I expected. For the next time, I would make sure of measuring everything I will cut and work on my time management.