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How to Make a Cheap eco-friendly Light Up Cane.



This is my first instructable, so bear with me. My friend recently gave me a cane to go with my prom costume, however the cane he gave me was old beat up and most importantly, the head or handle if you prefer was completely detached. After looking for ideas into what to replace the head with I came up with the following.

How to Make a Cheap eco-friendly Light Up Cane.

step 1Materials

You will need the following -Body (in my case just an old beat up cane, but I am 100% positive you can get great results just by getting a wooden dowel or other paintable …

step 2Prep the body

You will want to give the body a good sanding with fine grit sandpaper, this helps the spray paint stick better and in my case, cleans up a lot of the scratches and nicks a…

step 3Spray

Using good spraying techniques (short bursts, about 12 inches, don't let it run, ect.) coat your body. Depending on the starting color of your body more coats may be neede…

step 4Put the foot on it.

Using a strong glue (I used gorilla glue) Coat the bottom part of your can and slide on one of your rubber feet.

step 5Place top

This is the trickiest part of the job. Take the yard light and remove the shaft from the bottom (On the one I had it slid right off with a little bit of a pull). You shou…

step 6Light it up

After allowing the glue to dry on both ends, your cane is complete. To use simply place your palm over the light sensor and the light activates, or place a piece of non-cl…

Via Instructables, Published: 2009.04.06


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