I know its quite close to Christmas but I remember that I bought a Dynamo Torch a while back that was sitting in my car just waiting to be built. If I remember it cost a little more because I bought it from a brick and mortar store not from Amazon, good to know for the next one right.
The boxes the company make look really slick that might have been the reason I picked one up. They also make it look super easy to build this projects. A while back I posted about making a dynamo torch, but I did not know it had an actual name to it at the time.
The whole build was really simple, and only took about 15 minutes, I kind of wish it took longer but there is not really much to do when building this project.
Here is a quick look at what the contents of the box contains:
After following the first few steps (only about 6 total), we have connected one of the gears, and getting ready to connect the second gear.
Another picture of my daughter connecting the hand crank with a screw driver:
Here is the final product after 15 minutes of hard work. Like I said earlier it was a fun build and I was able to explain to my daughter how the hand crank works to turn the gears which turns the motor. The motor then powers the LED (green btw).
I explained how this is sort of like our hand cranked flashlight that she likes to play with, except that it does not hold a charge. When the wife saw it my oldest explained it the same way to her. "Mommy its like a flash light but you have to continue to turn the hand crank or it won't light, it does hold a charge." It was pretty funny to hear her try and explain it.