A DIY smartphone hack that's actually useful!

  • Published on Year ago

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    Runtime: 7:35

    In this video we'll be creating an incredibly bright plug-in smartphone light, that absolutely dwarfs the one the phone already has! This is perfect for times where you need some serious light but don't have room to carry around a dedicated flashlight - it really is like a super nova in your pocket.
    Sugru (moldable rubber):
    Amazon US: www.amazon.com/gp/search/ref=as_li_qf_sp_sr_il_tl?ie=UTF8&tag=dp059-20&keywords=sugru&index=aps&camp=1789&creative=9325&linkCode=xm2&linkId=f6657e25cb02902550d5d81c2b42452d
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    USB OTG Cable:
    Amazon US: www.amazon.com/gp/search/ref=as_li_qf_sp_sr_il_tl?ie=UTF8&tag=dp059-20&keywords=usb_otg_cable&index=aps&camp=1789&creative=9325&linkCode=xm2&linkId=c27e7ba45f8a5894f1cb96255e7aacff
    Amazon UK: www.amazon.co.uk/gp/search/ref=as_li_qf_sp_sr_il_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1634&creative=6738&index=aps&keywords=USB%20OTG%20cable&linkCode=as2&tag=di05e-21
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    Voltage Step Down Board:
    Amazon US: www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01AQ3OVAU/ref=as_li_qf_sp_asin_il_tl?ie=UTF8&tag=dp059-20&camp=1789&creative=9325&linkCode=as2&creativeASIN=B01AQ3OVAU&linkId=162f29158d143b197ec31210134c424f
    Amazon UK: www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B00ZVN1EEC/ref=as_li_qf_sp_asin_il_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1634&creative=6738&creativeASIN=B00ZVN1EEC&linkCode=as2&tag=di05e-21
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    3W Super Bright LED:
    Amazon US: www.amazon.com/gp/search/ref=as_li_qf_sp_sr_il_tl?ie=UTF8&tag=dp059-20&keywords=3w_led_star_base&index=aps&camp=1789&creative=9325&linkCode=xm2&linkId=35a0f343d8f2c9075a6a7b09ecd0eb0a
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Justin Hawkins
Justin Hawkins

This was a *Bright* Idea.

24 days ago
Bob The Shoplifter
Bob The Shoplifter

I'm the 1 million viewer 😮 What's the price? Haha It's legit on 999999

Month ago
Daniel McDavid
Daniel McDavid

This guy doesn't know how to solder. (Or, as he says, solllllllllder.) When it turns brown, you've been heating it way too long at a too high temperature.

Month ago
wheetcracker
wheetcracker

Wait so you solved the issue of needing a second, specialized device (a flashlight) by creating a second, specialized device (a flashlight)?

Month ago
matthias bretonnier
matthias bretonnier

If you link D+ and D-, you could use 1amp

Month ago
Olavhaso prod.
Olavhaso prod.

Not iPhone😂

Month ago
alex hair
alex hair

That is a pretty good idea, but is there a way to draw the intended .6A, if not, you could definitely use a power bank, most are designed to draw an amp at least, I have one that will supply 2 amps, so you could probably utilize multiple LED's; it's also very nice that I have some 3 watt LED's from an old laser project:)

Month ago
****** ******
****** ******

Verry anoyng. Why everytime people put ad in the video . Nobody want to see

Month ago
shoot me now
shoot me now

3watt My anos, 1watt...

Month ago
FindOutAbout / Random & ASMR
FindOutAbout / Random & ASMR

I don't know, but my phone already has a very bright LED like that..

Month ago
juan melendez
juan melendez

do a waterproof smartphone case with led, built in battery , and a on\off button

Month ago
Adam Netscher
Adam Netscher

what phone is that?

Month ago
Яна
Яна

What phone are you using in the video?

3 months ago
VibeX MaTxeMa
VibeX MaTxeMa

ur video quality is so cool!!!

3 months ago
CARLOS Y AURORA SE AMAN CARLOS Y AURORA SE AMAN
CARLOS Y AURORA SE AMAN CARLOS Y AURORA SE AMAN

""No hay subtitulo en español y no entinedo serias muy amable saludos de mexico""

3 months ago
Charles Li
Charles Li

I made this and the LED is really dim...any suggestions?

3 months ago
Zach Ellis
Zach Ellis

I just finished my own version of this build and it worked out great! easily at least 3x brighter than the built on LED on any of the 5 phones and 3 tablets i tested it with. Had fun building it too

3 months ago
Capitan Poostab
Capitan Poostab

If i wanted to use 3 led chips would i wire them in parallel? Thanks for the video!

4 months ago
Ill-Informed Human
Ill-Informed Human

A smartphone hack that is ACTUALLY USEFUL! I didn't think those words could form to make a sentence such as that. Good show!

4 months ago
SEARCH BD
SEARCH BD

great idea for create video

4 months ago
Xilog
Xilog

Mate, what terrible kind of LED does your phone use?! My Moto G5 has a single LED, yet it's a lot brighter than your phone's! This light would be brighter than the flash on mine but mine is good enough to be used instead of this thing.

5 months ago
Sumit Vaz
Sumit Vaz

Does iphone 6 support otg?

5 months ago
Micke
Micke

damn that sugru wasnt cheap at all :/

5 months ago
zeem buo
zeem buo

hello there. can you make a D.I.Y video about DAC that can be used with smartphone earphones/headphones ?

6 months ago
saurabh **
saurabh **

What the hell.....even kids can build some really useful things then you....utter Nonsense...

6 months ago
Sunny Leo M
Sunny Leo M

You have got a subscriber! Not sure if the board is available in India. But would sure like to try this. I will keep you posted. Cheerio.

6 months ago
Bill Malec
Bill Malec

All I do is shake my Motorola Droid Z and instant, bright flashlight.

6 months ago
KatouMegumi_osu
KatouMegumi_osu

Welp. Instead of wasting USB cable you're better off to buy just a USB micro connector.

6 months ago
flightisallright
flightisallright

You take an OTG cable, then cut off the data cables. Then it's no longer OTG!

6 months ago
Liane Huber-Ost
Liane Huber-Ost

What phone is this??

7 months ago
duwapp44
duwapp44

Question here: Can you connect two of those leds in pararell to use them with a power bank (20000mAh 5V 2.4A Out)?

7 months ago
HTB Dog
HTB Dog

what is the song at 0:10?

7 months ago
Sandeep naik
Sandeep naik

I will again simplify things for u. Why to use led when ur phone already has one (phone's flashlight)

7 months ago
Jack Ryan
Jack Ryan

You could make a pocket warmer with the resister and a heat spreader!

7 months ago
scott4wrestlingv2
scott4wrestlingv2

take it doesn't work with iphones

7 months ago
Paul Tsang
Paul Tsang

Drains battery?

7 months ago
Farhaan Alam
Farhaan Alam

6:15 We can use some mouldable rubber like Subaru.

7 months ago
assassisteve MC
assassisteve MC

My phone doesnt support OTG :(

7 months ago
DJ0RDJ3
DJ0RDJ3

I have Sony too lol

8 months ago
Kent Jiang
Kent Jiang

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8 months ago
Taushif Khan
Taushif Khan

I need help for making woofer

8 months ago
Ameen Altajer
Ameen Altajer

Thanks man, really good one!

8 months ago
james42519
james42519

i am sorry but if your light on your phone is that bad then it was only made for pictures really maybe. i know the light on my phone lumia 650 is great and if i needed something else the light on powerbank too. the lumia 640 i have isn't as bright but bright enough to be used. also how cheap are you to having to make a cable like this that you cant just buy one since they sell them...

8 months ago
Black_Horse_Lover
Black_Horse_Lover

Well f*ck us apple users...

8 months ago
Aleksa Raicevic
Aleksa Raicevic

Buy a new fucking phone if the flash isn't working you dumb fuck. The flash in the video is not even read. People don't fall for this crap.

8 months ago
Aleksa Raicevic
Aleksa Raicevic

Working* not read...

8 months ago
Ataur-Raziq Gonzalez
Ataur-Raziq Gonzalez

Could this work with USB-C ? Or would you need to take a slightly different approach?

8 months ago
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8 months ago
Vladimir Putin
Vladimir Putin

1:02 vs 3:55 they look alot diffrent

8 months ago
Kazim Hussain
Kazim Hussain

Or you could just use the led already present on your phone

9 months ago
ShadowHunter120
ShadowHunter120

Literally as bright as the lights in the galaxy s series phone.

9 months ago
Latevis Tech
Latevis Tech

I wondering the huge current drain will it damage the power management IC

9 months ago
Silber Dust
Silber Dust

what cabels are used? please

9 months ago
Mecrom
Mecrom

My phone flash light is super bright, idk what you talking about.

9 months ago
Noob Plays
Noob Plays

:D I have the same led

9 months ago
Thomas
Thomas

i have a nexus 6 witch has one bright dual flash so yeah

9 months ago
MWB Gaming
MWB Gaming

Plug that mofo Into your phone and watch the battery indicator fall through the floor

9 months ago
SkeletalForce
SkeletalForce

You could have made a so much better transition. But its easy to fix easy like squarespace.com!

9 months ago
AKUMA
AKUMA

great voice over man.

9 months ago
Alex MHz
Alex MHz

Could a 10W LED be used instead of the 3W ?

9 months ago
Mick Garlinger
Mick Garlinger

No need to go looking for a special cable the otg cable is just a normal charging cable

9 months ago
darkmente14 14
darkmente14 14

So all you need is a regular usb

9 months ago
Alfredo Haurissa
Alfredo Haurissa

Thanks dude!

9 months ago
Khan Exe
Khan Exe

Gold button is coming soon broooooo

9 months ago
Subway Hacker
Subway Hacker

what phone do you have

9 months ago
Sayantan Maiti
Sayantan Maiti

Nice one enjoyed a lot...Can u plz provide me the musics you use in the video..thanks..

9 months ago
Poseidon Gaming
Poseidon Gaming

So you plug a 3 watt LED into a usb port that supports 2.5 watts reducing the voltage to below of that of the LED specifications.

9 months ago
Sanjay Nhisutu
Sanjay Nhisutu

How about stop using Sony smartphone?

10 months ago
Tankapotamus
Tankapotamus

"Hard to find" he says whole I'm looking at one on my desk. I'm not sure I'd call Amazon hard to find!

10 months ago
Brian Pass
Brian Pass

Not a hack , a hack is getting something to do something it was not designed to do , all smartphone charging ports sense the iphone 4 have had the capability to power other objects .. all you need to do is read the manual.

10 months ago
WarGames8
WarGames8

Sponsored by DBrand

10 months ago
Wyatt {
Wyatt {

The red coat is trying to get us to illuminate ourselves for easy pickings.

10 months ago
yashodhan ramteke
yashodhan ramteke

Please provide india Amazon link

10 months ago
nikoli gogle
nikoli gogle

how did you get the speaker cabinet? :-)

10 months ago
captain MacGyver
captain MacGyver

how can you now if you want to buy a phone if it can give electricity out of the charge port because my phone now can't

10 months ago
Ollie's Acoustics
Ollie's Acoustics

Hey man, love your videos! Each one is full of some great original ideas 💪 Have you used Capacitive Touch switches before ? I can't find a lot of good quality documentation on using them and I'm wondering if you'd be into using one in a project to show how to use them? Love your work mate

10 months ago
Tyler Smith
Tyler Smith

How much carbon fiber do you own? Lol

10 months ago
Poebat
Poebat

it's not really an exploit...

10 months ago
Supernatural Swamp AIDS
Supernatural Swamp AIDS

FYI you can modify ANY USB cable/any wires to work with OTG. Google it. The difference between a reg USB cable and an OTG cable is 1 wire I believe...

10 months ago
Supernatural Swamp AIDS
Supernatural Swamp AIDS

DIY OTG USB Cable

10 months ago
Vitaly Varyvdin
Vitaly Varyvdin

I've got Xperia z5 that disables USB and 3.5mm jack for sake of waterproofness. otg could only be enabled manually and only for flash drive or mouse/etc. how can I overcome that?

10 months ago
Sebastian Doe
Sebastian Doe

Squarespace: Now I'm worried about money.

10 months ago
Jun
Jun

i was about to comment "just get a usb flashlight and an otg" but it turns out that's practically what you did

10 months ago
Sky Gamer15
Sky Gamer15

but ...but I only have usb c 😭

10 months ago
amatorif
amatorif

I would recommend using "proto putty" in place of suguru for price. All it is is cornstarch mixed with 100% silicon and it creates moldable rubber with some food coloring or water as an activator.

10 months ago
Jason Becker
Jason Becker

one of the main reasons I don't like iPhone is no OTG

10 months ago
Zeedijk Mike
Zeedijk Mike

Sugru is way too expensive. Gorilla plastic is much cheaper and reusable. But great idea and results.

11 months ago
CynicalSheep
CynicalSheep

Jokes on you my phones flash light is already really damn bright out of the box.

11 months ago
Collin Bell
Collin Bell

difuckiny

11 months ago
Rizal Eriza
Rizal Eriza

you sound like doctor Strange or maybe Sherlock Holmes the TV series, or maybe Benedict Cumberbatch. nice video

11 months ago
Yash Kandarkar
Yash Kandarkar

At 1:18 on the notification bar says 27 June an it is published on 20september

Year ago
Casper Ko
Casper Ko

The aluminum plate is for thermal dissipation. Using thermal compound and some way of cooling it would stop the LED from cutting out when it heats up.

Year ago
Eemeli Tuominen
Eemeli Tuominen

Hey !! Can that do with iphone 7

Year ago
Ankit Sen
Ankit Sen

Best sony phone ever made

Year ago
Coffee Panda
Coffee Panda

my phone doesnt support otg...sad

Year ago
yurian
yurian

i have a idea with otg adapters can you make a video about a phone dock thats charging tue phone and its had a 2.0 usb soundcard in it. i made one and its works with the sound but it not charge the phone

Year ago
JM Lifestyle
JM Lifestyle

You forced me to watch ads, I give you a downvote

Year ago
Omega Henry
Omega Henry

Squarespace! Teaching people not to learn the easiest programming language ever, html. Seriously just learn some basic java, css, and html.

Year ago
ian gee
ian gee

could you invent a hack so we could fit a vhs camcorder to the phone to replace the built in video function

Year ago
FoneBone27
FoneBone27

fun to make but getting verry hot very fast ... 2minutes light.

Year ago
PrevosHD
PrevosHD

help me, adblocker not working it was showing some easy make website shit which i had to skip -.-"

Year ago

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