Modified Mint Box Torch

Take out parts of a faulty torch light and give it a second life in a mint box!

Recovered a torch with leaking batteries. Metal contacts of torch is badly rusted and the battery holder is slightly corroded. Too lazy to clean away interior of torch body too.

Get an empty mint box and get to work. Most mint boxes are made of soft and thin metal, so no drilling is needed. Just get a nail and punch a hole. To enlarge the hole (for the switch), simple use a nose plier and bore through it.

Wiring is extremely simple. From positive of battery (9v to fit nicely into my chosen box) to one connection of switch, then from the other connection of switch to the LEDs and lastly back to the negative end of the battery! Only trick here is to figure out how to connect to the PCB of the LEDs. This you will have to do some exploring on your own. TIP>> use aligator clips hooked up to a battery and start poking away at the PCB until you the light!

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