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Green Lantern Lantern and Ring

This project diagrams the build of a Green Lantern lantern which will charge a matching ring when the ring is put inside, much like the original.

Steps

Step #1:

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First, build the wireless charger from step one of Upgraded Indestructible LED Lanterns. Make sure to follow all the directions, or you will fry your transistors.

Step #2:

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  • Now, build the receiver following this schematic.
  • Glue the indicator LED and switch to the side of the battery.
  • The coil is going to be the ring, so have the inside diameter a little larger than a normal ring, and wrap it in electrical tape.
  • Print out a Green Lantern symbol and glue it on top. Wrap the rest of the ring except the switch and LED in electrical tape.
  • Yes, I am aware that my ring looks terrible and is in no way accurate. The ring pictured was thrown together after I had already given the real one to my friend and realized that I had not taken any pictures of it for this guide. The one I gave him was made from molded plastic and frosted glass, and looks more like the real thing.

Step #3:

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  • Now glue the 2" coupling to the center of the 1½" tee, threaded side out.
  • After it dries, sand the outside of both pieces.
  • Apply a coat of primer to the outside, then black paint. I suggest multiple coats.

Step #4:

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  • Place the wireless sender inside the tee, so that the coil lies flat in the center.
  • Cut or drill a small hole or notch in the bottom of the tee, and run the power supply to the sender out of it.
  • Drain the battery in the ring, then flip the switch off and place it inside the lantern. The indicator LED should light up
  • After about 15 minutes, pull it out and turn the switch on, the high-brightness green LED should light up.
  • If it does, you're done! If not, flip the ring over and put it back. If that doesn't work, check your wiring.
  • *Optional* Drill two holes near the top of the lantern on opposite sides and run a large loop of black wire from one to the other to make a handle.

Conclusion

Unless you modified an accurate ring, I wouldn't take this to a convention, but it is a cool little thing to have.


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