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Explanations step by step to make yourself a portable lamp with a tin can.

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Necessary material

  • 2 m of fabric electrical cable
  • 1 male plug
  • 1 bushing E27 with ring
  • 1 bulb E27 tube 40 W
  • 1 switch
  • 1 can of 400 g of Heinz® Classic beans
  • Tape
  • Electric drill
  • Claw saw for metals 3 cm in diameter
  • Wire stripper
  • Flat and cruciform electrician screwdriver

Cut the electric cable

  • With the wire stripper, cut the cable into 2 equal sections.

Strip the wires

  • Strip the 2 ends of the 2 pieces of cable.

Unscrewing the switch

  • Unscrew the switch.

Unscrew the pods from the switch

  • Unscrew the 4 terminals inside the switch.

Thread the threads into the pods

  • Slide the stripped wires into the lugs and screw them in to lock them.

Screwing the switch

  • Replace the switch cover and screw it back on.

Male plug for the wand

  • Unscrew the male plug.

Blocking stripped wires in the pods

  • Slide the stripped wires from one end of the cable into the lugs and screw in to lock them.

Close the male plug

  • Close the plug and screw it back on.

In the base of the socket thread the cable

  • Thread the last end of the cable into the base of the socket.

Slide the wires into the lugs of the socket

  • Slide the stripped wires into the lugs of the socket and screw them back to lock them.

Place the pod holder

  • Replace the lug holder in the base of the socket.

Screwing the socket on the base

  • Screw the top of the socket onto its base.

Empty and wash the can

  • Open the bottom of the can with a can opener, empty it, wash it in hot, soapy water and wipe it clean.

Drill the tin

  • Equip the electric drill with the hole saw and make a hole on the top of the box.

Install the bulb in the tin

  • Thread the bushing into the drilled hole from the outside, and screw the bushing onto the bushing inside the box.
  • Screw the bulb.

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