A DIY smartphone hack that's actually useful!

  • Published on 2 years ago

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    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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Matthew Johnson
Matthew Johnson

Why dloes it have to be a OTG cord? Would just any regular mini USB connector work

2 days ago
Scott McClure McClure
Scott McClure McClure

Oh come on!!!

11 days ago
Shivam Negi
Shivam Negi

A Smartphone: Jack of all trades, master of none.

12 days ago
horashia
horashia

JUST DOWNLOAD THE FLASH LIGHT APP .. WOLLAH DONE

12 days ago
AfricanFlightStar
AfricanFlightStar

Very cool thanks!

13 days ago
Julian Qarim
Julian Qarim

Hey I am a Sony fan too!

Month ago
Mrr Tha Nii EK Official {Fucky Mix Club}
Mrr Tha Nii EK Official {Fucky Mix Club}

Sub me n type 1000

2 months ago
Johnny C.
Johnny C.

You must have OCD. Your videos are very well produced and have a very professional quality to them that I haven't seen in very many youtube videos. I can imagine these take a LONG time to create and hone with all the transitions, audio syncing, and so forth. Great work, I have to say, I'm guessing you have a team to help you create these. Continue with the great tutorials, I'm making a Bluetooth speaker soon...

2 months ago
Devan H
Devan H

Yea most phones have leds that are nearly as bright as an smd so.....

2 months ago
Global Hell
Global Hell

Really smart way to burn your phone. A lot of phones has OTG functionality, but not all of them have such protection.

2 months ago
murishani047
murishani047

Smartphones are the perfect example of "Jack of all trades, master of none"

3 months ago
Ryle Dan
Ryle Dan

Is there a way to do this without a solder?

3 months ago
Justin Hawkins
Justin Hawkins

This was a *Bright* Idea.

5 months ago
Bob The Shoplifter
Bob The Shoplifter

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

6 months 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.

6 months 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)?

6 months ago
matthias bretonnier
matthias bretonnier

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

6 months ago
Olavhaso prod.
Olavhaso prod.

Not iPhone😂

6 months 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:)

6 months ago
Mike Technology
Mike Technology

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

6 months ago
shoot me now
shoot me now

3watt My anos, 1watt...

6 months ago
FindOutAbout / Random & ASMR
FindOutAbout / Random & ASMR

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

6 months ago
juan melendez
juan melendez

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

6 months ago
Adam Netscher
Adam Netscher

what phone is that?

6 months ago
Яна
Яна

What phone are you using in the video?

8 months ago
VibeX MaTxeMa
VibeX MaTxeMa

ur video quality is so cool!!!

8 months ago
EL CHAPO GUZMAN
EL CHAPO GUZMAN

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

8 months ago
Charles Li
Charles Li

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

8 months ago
jeyanthi prabhu
jeyanthi prabhu

Charles Li think it's your phone thats not supplying enough power.

4 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

8 months ago
Capitan Poostab
Capitan Poostab

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

9 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!

9 months ago
DiY query
DiY query

great idea for create video

10 months ago
Sumit Vaz
Sumit Vaz

Does iphone 6 support otg?

10 months ago
Micke
Micke

damn that sugru wasnt cheap at all :/

10 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 ?

11 months ago
saurabh **
saurabh **

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

11 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.

11 months ago
Bill Malec
Bill Malec

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

11 months ago
KatouMegumi_osu
KatouMegumi_osu

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

11 months ago
flightisallright
flightisallright

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

11 months ago
Liane Huber-Ost
Liane Huber-Ost

What phone is this??

Year 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)?

Year ago
HTB Dog
HTB Dog

what is the song at 0:10?

Year 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)

Year ago
Jack Ryan
Jack Ryan

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

Year ago
scott4wrestlingv2
scott4wrestlingv2

take it doesn't work with iphones

Year ago
Paul Tsang
Paul Tsang

Drains battery?

Year ago
Farhaan Alam
Farhaan Alam

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

Year ago
assassisteve MC
assassisteve MC

My phone doesnt support OTG :(

Year ago
DJ0RDJ3
DJ0RDJ3

I have Sony too lol

Year ago
Kent Jiang
Kent Jiang

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Year ago
Taushif Khan
Taushif Khan

I need help for making woofer

Year ago
Ameen Altajer
Ameen Altajer

Thanks man, really good one!

Year 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...

Year ago
Black_Horse_Lover
Black_Horse_Lover

Well f*ck us apple users...

Year 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.

Year ago
Aleksa Raicevic
Aleksa Raicevic

Working* not read...

Year ago
Ataur-Raziq Gonzalez
Ataur-Raziq Gonzalez

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

Year ago
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Year ago
Vladimir Putin
Vladimir Putin

1:02 vs 3:55 they look alot diffrent

Year ago
Kazim Hussain
Kazim Hussain

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

Year ago
ShadowHunter120
ShadowHunter120

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

Year ago
Latevis Tech
Latevis Tech

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

Year ago
Silber Dust
Silber Dust

what cabels are used? please

Year ago
Mecrom
Mecrom

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

Year ago
Noob Plays
Noob Plays

:D I have the same led

Year ago
Thomas
Thomas

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

Year ago
MWB Gaming
MWB Gaming

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

Year ago
SkeletalForce
SkeletalForce

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

Year ago
AKUMA
AKUMA

great voice over man.

Year ago
Alex MHz
Alex MHz

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

Year ago
Mick Garlinger
Mick Garlinger

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

Year ago
darkmente14 14
darkmente14 14

So all you need is a regular usb

Year ago
Riot Dark
Riot Dark

Thanks dude!

Year ago
Khan Exe
Khan Exe

Gold button is coming soon broooooo

Year ago
pv_plays games
pv_plays games

what phone do you have

Year ago
Sayantan Maiti
Sayantan Maiti

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

Year 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.

Year ago
Sanjay Nhisutu
Sanjay Nhisutu

How about stop using Sony smartphone?

Year 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!

Year 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.

Year ago
WarGames8
WarGames8

Sponsored by DBrand

Year ago
Wyatt {
Wyatt {

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

Year ago
yashodhan ramteke
yashodhan ramteke

Please provide india Amazon link

Year ago
nikoli gogle
nikoli gogle

how did you get the speaker cabinet? :-)

Year ago
moonlighter shed
moonlighter shed

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

Year 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

Year ago
Tyler Smith
Tyler Smith

How much carbon fiber do you own? Lol

Year ago
Poebat
Poebat

it's not really an exploit...

Year 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...

Year ago
Supernatural Swamp AIDS
Supernatural Swamp AIDS

DIY OTG USB Cable

Year 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?

Year ago
Sebastian Doe
Sebastian Doe

Squarespace: Now I'm worried about money.

Year 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

Year ago
Sky Gamer15
Sky Gamer15

but ...but I only have usb c 😭

Year 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.

Year ago
Jason Becker
Jason Becker

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

Year ago
Zeedijk Mike
Zeedijk Mike

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

Year ago
CynicalSheep
CynicalSheep

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

Year ago
Collin Bell
Collin Bell

difuckiny

Year ago
Rizal Eriza
Rizal Eriza

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

Year ago
Yash Kandarkar
Yash Kandarkar

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

Year ago

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