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This is pretty straight forward, this maker took apart one of those hand cranked flashlights and soldered in a plug for his phone – this video shows you how -

Use A Flashlight To Power Your… Video – Link.

Phillip Torrone

Editor at large – Make magazine. Creative director – Adafruit Industries, contributing editor – Popular Science. Previously: Founded – Hack-a-Day, how-to editor – Engadget, Director of product development – Fallon Worldwide, Technology Director – Braincraft.



  1. durin says:

    This hack was obvious, but nice to see it done. I was more impressed with the video links that appeared after it was done. I’ve always felt I wasn’t showering correctly.

  2. japroach says:

    I have one of these. It includes a led light, radio, loud alarm, and cell phone output (5V).

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