Camping is fun, especially at night. Moon overhead, twinkling stars, campfires, rotating bear watches.

But there aren't campfires in my tent. Sometimes, you just need light.

Introducing... the tent lantern.

When it's 3 AM and I don't want to disturb other campers, or reset my night-adjusted eyes, I need a gentle light. A headlamp is best suited for your head, and a flashlight is great for your hand. And both are too bright on their normal setting. 

This 3D printed lantern features a 1200 mAh battery with charging circuit, two large LED backlights, and a hooked handle allowing you to hang on closed loops.

Things you'll need:

  • 3D Printer
  • Soldering Iron
  • Pliers, specifically needle nose, regular/broad, and snipping
  • Flush cutters
  • #000 Screwdriver
  • 2x 100 Ohm resistors
  • 5x M2 10mm Pan head screws: McMaster
  • SPDT Slide Switch
  • 1200 mAh LiPo Battery
  • Heat gun and heatshrink, or a hot melt glue gun
  • Takeout food box handle

 What You'll Learn:

  • How to improvise with hot glue instead of heat shrink
  • How to widen a screw hole in a 3D print
  • How to turn a takeout food box handle into a useful accessory

This guide was first published on Nov 09, 2016. It was last updated on Nov 09, 2016.

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