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so in this video we're going to show you how to hack a click and stick tap light we're going to show you how to use the body of the tap light for the spiders body and we're going to also show you how to use the switch to turn spider on and off so the first thing when you do is take the screws out and we're just using a small precision or watchmakers screwdriver and you can use Phillips or flathead there and we're just going to take out the reflector and the lens and you can see on the the inside that we have an LED and we have a switch so what we really want is the switch we don't really need the LED that's on this so the first thing we're going to do is take our pliers and just pop the board that that is on out so you don't have to pull really hard but you can just break those plastic connections that are holding it on and then we want to take our nipper pliers and cut the wires that are holding the switch in place okay so now what we need to do is we need to figure out where the power is going so we can know how to hack this switch so there are two traces that we need to connect to and we want to connect to the trace right here and then the trace right here so those two traces will allow us to complete the circuit and it will allow us to use the switch to turn the power on and off so the first thing we're going to do is remove the led so let's just de solder that will heat up those contacts on the back and pull the led off if you don't have a holder like this you can grab you can have a friend hold the board with a with the pliers while you D solder it but you want to be kind of careful because it's a small board and you want to keep that hot soldering iron away from your fingers of course so in any case now what we're going to do is we're going to insert the first wire connector now we're going to connect this to the positive side of our battery so we're going to use the red wire because that that's the the color that is often used to symbolize the positive side so we're going to use some lead-free solder and what we're going to try and do is put the wire through that hole that we created when we pulled out the LED and now we're going to just solder to the trace there and make sure that solder flows on the wire and is connected to the board now we're going to have to heat that a little bit more because it looks like it's not completely connected to the board so see how it pulls out just really easily there so what we're going to do is we'll put the wire back through and we'll hold it in place and then we'll make sure that we we get some more solder on that pad there it's really important that you get a good connection with this joint and it's also important that you keep the solder from bleeding between the two different contacts so now we're heating up the wire and we're going to push it through the other side and now we've got the other side of the connection that we need to make we're just going to heat that up and we'll put some more solder on it to make sure that that connection is a solid connection okay so now we're going to take our nipper pliers and just trim off the excess material there then what we're going to do is we'll take one of our red wires and we're going to cut it down to about an inch long we'll use our nipper pliers to do that it doesn't matter which one of the two red wires you decide to trim down and we'll take our wire strippers and take off about a quarter inch of the insulation there on our wire and so now it's ready to be connected to our bot so before we move on I wanted to look at the back of the switch to make sure that the red wires are connected correctly you want to connect the red wires to the copper trace or the light green area that runs along the top of the side and the light green area in the middle don't connect the red wire to the light green area in the lower right of this picture or the switch won't work