Flashlight - Small Yellow Light

Idea

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:

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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.

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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.

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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.
Laser Cutter

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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.

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Final
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.

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