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Flashlight that turns into Machine Gun!

Here’s something that could potentially be a good thing to have if you live in a bad neighborhood, flashlight that turns into a machine gun in just seconds!

It’s called the Magpul FMG-9, a prototype that hasn’t gone into production or being only used by the government.

Seriously though, I don’t really believe in guns nor violence, I hate all that stuff, can’t we just get along?


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Water Powered Flashlight!


Back in 2007, we posted a video from MIT showing that water could possibly be used to power batteries.   Well, within months, a Japanese company NoPoPo came up with water-powered batteries that can even use your own pee to power them.

Now, this water-powered flashlight is available, al

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Photography DIY – How to Make Cigarette Packet Flash Diffuser!

Wow, here’s a really cool DIY that shows you how to make a camera flashlight diffuser with a pack of Marlboro Lights!

Ever wanted to take indoor photos at night, but hate the washed out look which your built in flash creates? I’ve often been at a pub and found the regular flash to be a bit of a pain. Thanks to a little drunken curiosity and an attention span problem, I created a flash diffuser using only an empty cigarette packet.

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Flashlight DIY – How to Make a Battery-Less Flashlight!

Here’s a really cool flashlight that uses 2 capacitors to power the whole thing.  Best of all, the capacitors only need to be charged 3 minutes to last more than 24 hours.

For dummies

Capacitors are a great way to store electricity, and of course even better when you can come up with great ideas for flashlights like this.  (Also see HowStuffWorks explanation of how capacitors work.)


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DIY – How to Make an HID Flashlight!

Here’s a good idea and DIY on how to make an HID flashlight.  It shouldn’t be too hard as all cars use 12V DC power so you just need to find a 12V battery for whatever car part you want to use.

Once or twice a year, my family and I go camping with some friends. Usually we show up at night and have to set up camp in the dark. This can get pretty frustrating using just regular flashlights and using car headlights is difficult to move around. So I came up with a way to make a HID flashlight that has become very useful for not only camping

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DIY – How to Make a Chapstick LED Flashlight!

Here’s a fun DIY on how to make a chapstick LED flashlight.  It’s pretty simple to do but a great idea.  Maybe Chapstick companies will pick up on this and make them as promotion materials.

This is an instructable on how to make a flashlight out of a ChapStick tube. After reading up on multiple LED instructables I thought it would be neat to make an original design that had not been done before. Since button cell batteries can be expensive, I went with an A23 (12V) battery that cost less than $2.00 for two.

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Flashlight with Integrated Video Camera!

Here’s a cool flashlight that also embeds an integrated video camera.  How neat is that?

Now you can go in the dark and shoot your favorite videos with just a single flashlight.

There’s no word when this will be available in the U.S. though…darn.

The AD-1500 Video Flashlight records video with its mini CMOS camera and built-in microphone. As long as you’re not too intrigued by the rookie puking over in the corner, you could pi

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DIY Amateur TV Receiver!

Here’s another cool DIY amateur TV receiver!

This is a 1.2 GHz microwave antenna made from regular 6″ household air duct. It picks up a signal from our new Amateur TV repeater. (The repeater will take a TV signal from anywhere in the local county, and retransmits it to everywhere in the local county.) The antenna looks like a giant flashlight.

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DIY HACK – Painting with light…

Check out how you can create some nice photographs with light added.

Here is how it’s done:

Set your camera on the tripod and take a sample shot with flash / lights on. This will help you verify that your composition is OK.

Set the exposure to a relatively long value. Stop down the aperture as much as you need. If you are outside do nothing. If you are inside – this is the time to close the lights.

Make the click. Once the shutter is op

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DIY – Make your own self-powered mini-flashlight


Here’s a cool self-recharging mini-flashlight you can make yourself if you are still on vacation. Come to think of it, we are going to have to build self-powered POVs soon…

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