Build a stand to hold your magnifying glass with scrap materials...
1) Magnifying Glass
2) 4x1.2V batteries
3) 4x3v LEDs
4) 100 ohm resistor
5) swtich (hidden in pic)
6) scrap materials to build stand
Use hot glue to construct stand according to picture. The batteries are used as weight to keep the stand upright as well. Connect the batteries in series, link it to the 100 ohm resistor and switch, and then to the 4 white LEDs which are in a parallel configuration.
Check out http://www.instructables.com/id/Hands-Free-Magnifier-with-LEDs/ for an alternate explanation of the above project.
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