There has been lots of different flashlights released over the years. Some big, small, LED, non-LED, however today we bring to you a Cute Little LED Flashlight that clips onto a battery. This handy gadget indicates how simple a flashlight really is. If you are interested in designing a flashlight by yourself all you need is the following:
- A bulb or a few LEDs (if you are interested in making a LED flashlight)
- A power source
- A switch
You also need the connecting wires which will go between the components to connect them.
The Cute Little LED flashlight is not going to provide a strong beam of light, however it will provide enough light to carry out quick simple tasks when you are in stuck in complete darkness.
The actual size of that flashlight is only about one third of the size of a 9V battery which is used to power it. You only need to clip the LED flashlight on to the battery and then press the appropriate power button. This may not be a subversive product, but it is still pretty neat enough, especially at only $7.50.
[Source: Perpetual Kid]
We have covered many multi-tools here at Mintgadgets in the past. Today we bring to you another one called Coral Tools. Coral Tools is a DIY gadget providing a tripod like design with covers over each leg. Hidden within these legs are; a flat-head screwdriver, a Philips-head screwdriver, a corkscrew, and finally a nail-holding gadget.
The advantage with the two screwdrivers within the Coral Tool is that screws can easily be extracted or tightened due to the comfortable design. It allows for a users hand to be positioned in a way that maximum torque and pressure can be applied.
The nail holder is essential for anyone that has hit their thumb with a hammer. I have done this once before and was left with a blood blister than I eventually had to pop with a needle… very painful! The last tool is a corkscrew which I am sure can be used when the DIY job is complete during celebration of a job well done.
Jinyoung Choi led the design process of Coral Tool along with fellow designers Junpyo Kim, Hyungwoo Uhm, Joonhyoung Seo and Kijo Son of Jinyoung Studio in Korea.
Currently only a concept idea, we can see potential with this product. Maybe if a more DIY useful feature replaced the corkscrew along with a quicker to use nail holding device would make it more suitable for DIY enthusiasts.
[Source: Yanko design]
Who doesn’t fancy quirky guns? What’s more to say when it’s a DIY gun? One particular gun that captured our attention was the DIY Pulse Laser Gun personally made by hobbyist Patrick Priebe. It may looks like a gun from the movie Star Wars but it’s definitely not a toy to be messed with.
The best thing of it is that it was handmade and it works. So what is so cool about this gun? Well, obviously it shoots laser. Although it is a small gun, it has a small pulse laser head that can fires up to 1 Mega watt pulse of coherent infrared light. With that, it can pierce through balloons, plastic, razor blade and 5mm of Styrofoam. It is also gifted with 50 shots which is battery powered.
Not only that, it has an effective range of 3 meters. Because the casing was made with brass and aluminum along with the center plate of plexi, this cool gadget weighs about 850g approximately to 2 pounds and the length is 320mm long equivalent to 13 inches.
It is not advisable for this gun to be used by light-hearted people because it is a dangerous weapon and a very powerful DIY gadget that must be used with extreme caution. It is also defnitely not a toy that’s suitable for children. You may contact Patrick Priebe if you want one, but it may be a long while until you can get your hands on it because it took him 70 hours just to make one laser gun.