DIY Portable Rechargeable LED Light

How to make a portable led travel lantern for camping or van life.
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46 Comments

  1. Fred McIntyre on September 16, 2019 at 6:26 pm

    Awesome stuff Linn! πŸ˜ƒπŸ‘πŸ‘Š

  2. RumMonkeyable on September 16, 2019 at 6:27 pm

    Great design and so practical! I’m sure Molly & Dylan will enjoying using it on their camping adventures! So glad to see two of my favorite YT craftsman/women together!

  3. Lorna's Handmade Soaps on September 16, 2019 at 6:27 pm

    That was great. Thanks.

  4. Serge Cheval on September 16, 2019 at 6:28 pm

    astucieux comme lampe

  5. Bill Carroll on September 16, 2019 at 6:30 pm

    Neat little camp lightπŸ‘

  6. NineXTail on September 16, 2019 at 6:31 pm

    It’s beautiful!

  7. Zifnab on September 16, 2019 at 6:32 pm

    FYI, if you wet the edges of the cut leather and rub them with something smooth the edges will loose there fuzzy look.
    if you take that one step further and round the edges before wetting it can look even better.
    if you apply edge dressing to the slicked down edge it applies a slick color to the edge.

    it all depends on the look you are going for.

    great work, great looking shop so far.

  8. rjtumble on September 16, 2019 at 6:34 pm

    Nice project, looks like a fun weekend idea. I’m assuming "install dust collector" is somewhere on the shop’s to do list. πŸ™‚

  9. L rHU on September 16, 2019 at 6:35 pm

    That is a neat idea.

    You should invest in an edge bevel tool to clean up after the cuts.
    Also, taking 5 minutes to run some sandpaper over the edges and burnish them would have resulted in a nicer finish.

    I think I may just tackle something similar very soon.
    It would make for a super handy addition to my camping set up.

    Thank you for sharing!

  10. Florin Jurcovici on September 16, 2019 at 6:38 pm

    One thing I would add: a small cone or pyramid wrapped in shiny aluminum foil, glued with the base upwards, on the inner side of the lid of the lamp. It would direct more of the light outwards. Right now, much of the light is lost inside the lantern.

  11. jarteaga85 on September 16, 2019 at 6:38 pm

    Where can I buy those safety glasses?

  12. Vocha Alloy on September 16, 2019 at 6:43 pm

    Good job

  13. MissGroves on September 16, 2019 at 6:43 pm

    So beautiful

  14. tomahawkfunk01 on September 16, 2019 at 6:46 pm

    They are also good for the winter

  15. RHI Hodag on September 16, 2019 at 6:49 pm

    I bought an RZ mask after your very first promotion of the product. I absolutely love mine and use it every weekend when I’m making sawdust. It’s so convenient – – on and off in a snap with great protection. BTW…Great project with the light! Happy you’re settling into your new home well.

  16. Live Free and DIY on September 16, 2019 at 6:51 pm

    I love the design… nice work πŸ€“πŸ‘

  17. Toby Garcia on September 16, 2019 at 6:51 pm

    Hi Linn, I’m afraid this video came out very disjointed. I assume that’s because it was filmed in small chunks and none of the steps were completed in one shot. However, it would have been nice to see them put together in a more logical order for the video. Specifically, I wish the electronics build was all together and in more detail.

  18. David Lindes on September 16, 2019 at 6:53 pm

    You may find some useful project ideas on dust collection from Matthias Wandel: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLSnvVtM4lBIU_vvcYBfR0BxHeBgzQyd5n

  19. Aswin Ram on September 16, 2019 at 6:55 pm

    Its amazing

  20. Daryl Stokes on September 16, 2019 at 6:56 pm

    Wow, I just went to the RZ Mask site and they have their M1 masks marked down 30% and I applied DARBIN20 code and got another 20% off so I got a $30 mask for $15. Go check it out.

  21. anonymous on September 16, 2019 at 6:58 pm

    Good job Linda πŸ™‚

  22. tomahawkfunk01 on September 16, 2019 at 6:59 pm

    Can you make it compatible with a portable solar panel?

  23. Kyle Merl on September 16, 2019 at 7:02 pm

    Great idea! and it just gave me a great idea too… Thanks!

  24. 25emann on September 16, 2019 at 7:05 pm

    and add a Bluetooth speaker to the next one. thanks for your drive to inspire.

  25. giovanni petitti on September 16, 2019 at 7:05 pm

    πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘β€οΈ

  26. asafparis on September 16, 2019 at 7:05 pm

    Very nice project! I really like
    your videos. It would be better to use a current limiting resistor for each LED. If the LEDs are not all the same, using a single resistor could cause problems*.

    * https://electronics.stackexchange.com/questions/174584/is-it-ok-to-put-leds-in-parallel

  27. MC's Creations on September 16, 2019 at 7:08 pm

    Beautiful work, Linn! Great idea! πŸ˜ƒ
    I made a 10w LED flashlight with PVC pipes and so on… But, yeah, it’s 12v. So I used a 3s LiPo battery and a LiPo alarm. So it’s going to beep when you need to change/recharge the batteries. 😊

  28. Roy Wrenn on September 16, 2019 at 7:09 pm

    Awesome video Linn. The design of the lamp is so cool 😎.

    Thanks for sharing and God bless

  29. Paul Straney on September 16, 2019 at 7:10 pm

    Very nice project. You may already know about the cyclonic dust separator. I put one of these between my glass bead cabinet and the vacuum. The vacuum stays pretty much empty which can increase motor life. Setting up a system to collect all the sawdust would be beneficial.
    Here is a link: https://www.banggood.com/Cyclone-SN50T3-Third-Generation-of-Turbocharged-Cyclone-Powder-Dust-Collector-Filterwith-flange-base-p-1192287.html?rmmds=detail-top-buytogether-auto__2&cur_warehouse=CN

  30. Houssam Bendiff on September 16, 2019 at 7:12 pm

    neat lamp, if you might i think you could use stripLED instead of LED lamps it would give you a nice and all surface light

  31. Michael Kenefick on September 16, 2019 at 7:13 pm

    Your heat gun should be able to melt the shrink wrap.

  32. Jean Loreaud on September 16, 2019 at 7:13 pm

    Joli travail bravo πŸ› πŸ˜‰

  33. I Enjoy Creating Videos on September 16, 2019 at 7:15 pm

    Nice video Linn! Thanks for sharing it with us.πŸ‘πŸ˜ŽJP

  34. Lumen Tech on September 16, 2019 at 7:15 pm

    Love your..work..i am big fan of yours..darvin

  35. Woodbrew on September 16, 2019 at 7:16 pm

    We had such a great time! Thanks for having us over and sharing some Leather working skills! ✌🏻✌🏻

  36. Giuseppe Vidali on September 16, 2019 at 7:18 pm

    Difficolt!

  37. Tom Curtis on September 16, 2019 at 7:18 pm

    Hi Lin , wishing you all the Best in your new surroundings !!! ( change is good !!! )

    Even if I couldn’t convince you to move to western Maine !!!

    Great makers space Makers .

    All the best with Health and Happiness

    Tom

    Ps: love M. n D.

  38. Technology Corner on September 16, 2019 at 7:19 pm

    Linn where r u from?

  39. Mike The Maker on September 16, 2019 at 7:20 pm

    I see Jimmy’s next licence plate.

  40. Brian Prusa on September 16, 2019 at 7:20 pm

    Beautiful work. Very handy.

  41. Erika Cronje on September 16, 2019 at 7:20 pm

    That was so awesome! I have soldered LED lights before so am quite handy with that but never thought of using a rechargeable battery. I am so going to make one just for fun πŸ™‚ and knowing my kids, I will have to make 2 more πŸ˜‰ I will have to re-watch this video though as you have some nifty ways to put it all together

  42. Woodworking Wannabe on September 16, 2019 at 7:21 pm

    I see a dust collection system in your future!!! πŸ˜‰

  43. B Crotts on September 16, 2019 at 7:21 pm

    You are a great maker! Impressed!

  44. jafquist27 on September 16, 2019 at 7:21 pm

    Really nice looking light. Great video. I’m still so excited for you in your new place. It’s beautiful!

  45. Stephen on September 16, 2019 at 7:22 pm

    Cool light, Linn!!

  46. D Scott on September 16, 2019 at 7:26 pm

    I enjoyed seeing you working with Molly and Dylan, thank you.

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