Boy Scout Geek

We call him “Cableman” because he’s the guy that takes an empty pill bottle, a 9-volt battery and a white LED and makes a flashlight out of it.

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I spent a lot of time driving around looking for “D” batteries last week. Come to find out, all I really had to do was finish off that bottle of sleeping pills!

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6 Responses to Boy Scout Geek

  1. Ric The Schmuck says:

    I run a RadioShack and have a son in the Scouts, spending my summer vacation week at Scout Camp.

    Geek? I can relate.

    (I could also pump out a hundred of those little babies in a few minutes. Were I ever to be involved in 2 hurrycanes in as many weeks….)

    Methinks Cableman should have been out hawking those little babies!

    It is a wonderful little design. I think I shall shamelessly steal it. Nice job, Cableman!

  2. Neat. Solonor genius.

    Plus, a new, more self-sufficient age may be dawning. For each ‘I spent a lot of time driving around looking for “D” batteries’ you now have an alternative: brain power!

    Well done. I forgive you for locking me out the blog.


  3. Cableman says:

    Thanks Ric…
    Doesn’t everyone have a box of resistors and LED’s just laying around???

  4. Linkmeister says:

    Um, I don’t. Not since HeathKit went out of business, anyway. 😉

  5. Ric The Schmuck says:

    I don’t have too many LED’s, and just a few resisitors, but fortunately I have keys to the store. Plenty there! Batteries, too…

  6. Susan says:

    If I show this to my boy-scout, my meds will be dumped and become candy for the dog and we’ll have tons of mini flashlights around the house. Bring on the hotflashes!

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