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Altoids LED Head lamp

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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.
 
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Step 1: Grab Your Stuff

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Go Grab your stuff:

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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

Step 2: Drill some holes

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okay go measure your LED's, I'm using 5mm, and get a drill bit About that size because the LED holders need to be Snug. i was going to put three LED's in the altoids can but i decided to mess with one of the LED's and wonder if i could run 9v through a 3v LED without a resistor. yeah. didn't work. anyway go grab your drill and drill three holes in the top and one on the side, the pictures will explain more on where to drill. if you line yours with duct tape after you drilled just take a switch blade or a utility knife and cut a plus sign. The RCA jack isn't required but i didn't have a switch and i have about a billion of these from that grab bag, when your drilling i put mine in a vice and took off the lid so it wouldnt shake and go everywhere, plus it gives you more room
NE patsrock2 years ago
this is awesome but on step one just too many pic notes
R4Man186 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.
Yerboogieman (author) 6 years ago
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Not to sound rude, but there's something fishy going on with your ratings. If I navigate to the "they like it" tab at the right hand side, I can see many new users who joined around February 3rd/4th who have only rated your project with a + and then have done nothing since. Also, many of the names seem to be random letters and numbers that someone has just made up, as if they didn't need to remember them. You wouldn't happen to know anything about this would you? A rating of 25 in less than 500 views is highly unlikely.
Good point! I also noticed all "their" names are very similar.
You should put the battery in the case. +1
dchall86 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)  dchall86 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)  dchall86 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_jittery6 years ago
Great Instructable
Yerboogieman (author)  s_jittery6 years ago
thank you
bobbyk8816 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)  bobbyk8816 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
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