BlackBerry as an Emergency Light

Last week we lost power for a few hours. Instead of lighting candles, I made a light out of a BlackBerry. I grabbed a spare 9900 and plastic cup, and made the contraption seen to the right. The camera LED is forced on by playing with the settings on the video camera, and then setting it to record so that it doesn’t timeout to save battery. The semi-transparent frosted glass is used to dissipate the light some, so you can place the LED on the table without blinding someone.