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I needed a hands free light to see where i was soldering but added a bonus Red Super Bright LED. i would recommend to not wear this for looks just for working with your stuff and seeing when the power goes out.

Step 1: Grab Your Stuff

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Go Grab your stuff:

I like energy drinks so im gonna drink a Full Throttle Blue Demon their pretty good.
LED's what ever colors you'd like but for this i will use a red and white one my 3rd one burnt out
Tape, i used duct tape, and electrical tape
a few LED holders
Altoids Can i lined mine with Duct Tape
solder
Soldering Iron reccomended but you can just splice the wires if you get a new one i reccomend a 35 watt or a 30 watt
330 ohm 1/4 watt resistors
100 ohm 1/2 watt resistors
Twist Ties or Zip Ties
9V Battery i dont have a picture but im pretty sure you know what im talking about
epoxy
male and Female RCA jacks
drill
2 drill bits about the size of the LED's and RCA jack
 
kylekosan234 years ago
this is awesome but on step one just too many pic notes
R4Man187 years ago
I made one of these to replace the case for a broken headlamp. I used an altoids bubble gum tin for it though. Using small pieces of metal for clips it only took 5 leds 3volts in any form and 4 metal rivets (2 per prong) and its a lot stronger than the previous plastic case.
You should put the battery in the case. +1
dchall87 years ago
I read all the LED Instructables. This one is good. And if you slap that dude on your forehead when you go to school, then you are guaranteed to NEVER get a girl to talk to you in that school. But otherwise, you did a good job. My only suggestion would be to find some of the Instructables on taking and using photos for Instructables and see what you can learn. Reducing clutter is what I'm thinking.
Yerboogieman (author)  dchall87 years ago
what are you taking about?
I'm talking about your Instructable, using it in public, and improving photos. What are you asking about?
Yerboogieman (author)  dchall87 years ago
OH now i see, the dude is my instructable, hell no, i would never wear this in public for looks or anything, that would be the worst possible thing to do to my reputation, lmao
s_jittery7 years ago
Great Instructable
Yerboogieman (author)  s_jittery7 years ago
thank you
bobbyk8817 years ago
This is really cool. I think if you got a few more LEDs and programed a microcontroller you can have it as a three way light. By doing that you can use the red light and the green light at night to make it easer to see and white lite so you can use in a not so well lit room.
Yerboogieman (author)  bobbyk8817 years ago
i would do that but im not sure if radio shack sells those and i dont know how to program them, but i know what your talking about, good idea
they sell this thing to show you and helps you to program. its really cool cuz i have it and its really really fun.
This is just SWEET! (As in awesome.) SUPER cool job, I like how you have a lot of stuff, like LEDs, and the tool box. Great job, I hoped Mr. Jones liked the mints. :P