- 11:57 am - Thu, Jun 28, 2012
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I totally admire the ingenuity here — I keep meaning to buy a bike light, and this person fashioned one out of a spice jar and easily obtainable parts (lots of which I probably already have, sitting around):
So many objects are made to break and be thrown away, but many are easily fixed if one takes the time to examine their faults. DIY not only functions as a way to easily fix broken products, but also as a way to build your own sturdy designs.
I have had so many bike lights break, get stolen off my bike, or just fall off while riding (or getting hit by SUVs) that I created LED bike lights made from recycled jars. I have never had one of my handmade lights stolen or fall off.
Recently, I found myself on the West Coast borrowing a bike from a friend, which had no light. The nearest bike shop was five miles away, so I came up with this design for an easy-to-build bike light, using parts from the local hardware store, an LED from an electronics chain, and a small plastic spice jar.
I want to try this. If I do, I’ll report back!
(via How-Tuesday: DIY Bike Light | The Etsy Blog)