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Hi All,

This is my second instructable: Arduino chandelier from mini jars. My first one was my : Cuckoo Alarm Clock from Hard Drive.

I wanted to give my room some special design, with mooth lighting so when I had the option to use RGB leds and a Arduino board I decided I needed my own making a chandelier.

Step 1: Intro: Gallery

Before we get started we are going to need a little bit of motivation, take a look at these pictures and realize what you will be making.

This project very tedious and time consuming. Any time that you get frustrated while making this project, take a deep breath, come back to this step, take a look at the pictures and remember what you are working towards!

<p>I'm having trouble downloading the coding file in Arduino. Please help!</p>
<p>Hello !</p><p>Thanks for your great project.</p><p>I would like make one for fun. What will the cost for a set of PCBs and Arduino mini that you are using ? If you sell a kit how much will it cost to me ?</p><p>Somnath</p><p>somnathkolkata@hotmail.com</p><p>INDIA</p>
<p>Hello! I began gathering the parts to build this last year, and was going through the instructable to see if there is anything else I missed. I have a few questions, if you don't mind answering them:</p><p>You said to connect four pieces of copper wire to the LEDs, but only three pieces are connected to the PCB. What happens with the fourth copper wire?</p><p>Also, how many Ohm's are the SMD Resistors?</p><p>And last one, where is the capacitor attached to the circuit board?</p><p>Thank you!!</p>
<p>Thanks for your patience,</p><p>Anode common RGB LED has four pin all, three of which are the control pins Red, Green or Blue. A pins rest is + 5V VCC.</p><p>The 150 Ohm resistor for Red color pin and 100 ohm resistor for Green and Blue color pins.</p><p>You should mount a capacitor near the 5V power supply to the circuit, may be 220uF or more.</p>
<p>Hi! I want to do one like yours since a year or so. Now I'm for it. Only a question before buying the littles glass jars, what size are them? I have come to find 18X40mm, 16X35mm and 10X18mm. Which would you recommend me?</p><p>Thanks and keep up with the good work!</p>
<p>The mini glass jars is 16X35mm, it is the best choice. Wish you have a beautiful chandelier.</p><p>Thanks!</p>
<p>Can I buy a complete board ? What will be the cost ? <br>I am from KOLKATA, INDIA. <br>E-Mail : somnathfromkolkata@gmail.com</p>
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<p>Super Cool :)</p>
<p>Good afternoon, <br> <br>I wanted to congratulate you for the work you did . I 'm seriously thinking of doing for my home. Greetings from Argentina</p>
<p>Hey there im new with arduino and well i wanna try this project, do yo have the code of this project? hope you can share it :D</p>
<p>Just WOW</p>
Would you be able to do this for an Arduino uno?
<p>Awesome Project! It would be cool if you had it change colors/move to music!</p>
<p>how many Ohms are the SMD Resistors?</p>
Hii i really loved this but i kind of suck at electronics and want to start to learn so please could u like guide us step by step on how its made the pcd deaign and where the copper wire connections are connected on the pcb . Thank i would be great fulll thankss
<p>You can learn how to make a PCB in other Instructable <a href="http://www.instructables.com/howto/Home+made+PCB/" rel="nofollow">http://www.instructables.com/howto/Home+made+PCB/</a></p><p>In addition, you will find the copper wire connection point on the circuit board, which is the output of the shift register IC 74HC595, behind the resistors.</p>
<p>Where did you get the LED Board? Or did you make it yourself?</p>
<p>I had to design their own printed circuit boards, so if you want one, please wait for a month, I will sell the kit on Etsy.com. Thanks!</p>
<p>Do they have to have their own board? or will it work without it?</p>
<p>It includes a complete circuit boards, just plug in and enjoy.</p>
<p>Sadly, I won't be able to for the kit on Etsy. Will the chandelier work without the LEDs having their own boards?</p>
<p>If you do not have the circuit board, the LEDs will light without control, it's like you get directly the LEDs on the power supply and it will remain on until you disconnect power.</p>
<p>on the circuit board, what are these?</p>
<p>It is the SMD resistors.</p>
<p>Where would I get those? what is their purpose?</p>
<p>Where is the resistor attached? Also, how did you design the circuit board?</p>
<p>Let's start with Eagle PCB tutorials.</p>
Sir. U r project was so nice .<br>Could u. Please. Upload a clear circuit diagram photo
<p>In Step 5, Just Right-click in the download link (LampJars.sch) and click &quot;Save link as&quot; line ==&gt; Have fun! This file is opened by Eagle Software version 6.4 or higher.</p>
<p>How do you hook th batteries up to the cicuit board? And how do you recharge the batteries?</p>
<p>I have designed 2 wire connector on the external adapter to charge the battery. The battery is mounted on the circuit board by plastic wire ties.</p>
<p>What is the difference between the Octal Bus Tranceiver and the 8-bit shift registers?</p><p>And where in the project were the Octal Bus trancievers used?</p>
<p>Arduino mini with lower 20mA output curent, but I used up to 19 shift register IC. So, I used Octal Bus Transceiver 74hc245d to increase the output current of the Arduino Mini. I connected to the Arduino board and 74HC595 via 74HC245, a standard SPI interface consists of three bus Data, Clock and Latch.</p>
<p>Thanks :) , i have a little problem when i try to download the eagle file this site show's up ??!!</p><p>when i click on the file :( ? </p><p>Thanks in advance </p>
<p>Just Right-click in the download link and click &quot;Save link as&quot; line ==&gt; Have fun!</p>
<p>i was asking where did you used the Octal Bus Transceiver 74hc245d SMD</p><p>and what does SMD means ?? :)</p><p>Thanks in advance.</p>
<p><strong>&quot;Surface-mount technology</strong> (<strong>SMT</strong>) is a method for producing <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Electronics" rel="nofollow">electronic</a> circuits in which the components are mounted or placed directly onto the surface of <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Printed_circuit_board" rel="nofollow">printed circuit boards</a>(PCBs). An electronic device so made is called a <strong>surface-mount device</strong> (<strong>SMD</strong>). In the industry it has largely replaced the <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Through-hole_technology" rel="nofollow">through-hole technology</a> construction method of fitting components with wire leads into holes in the circuit board. Both technologies can be used on the same board for components not suited to surface mounting such as large transformers and heat-sinked power semiconductors.&quot; from Wikipedia.</p><p>It's just the package of chip, sorry for late reply.</p>
<p>Thanks no problem :) , i have a little problem when i try to download the eagle file this site show's up ??!! </p>
So leaving the copper wires exposed is safe? they won't like over heat or corrode? idk I'm just wondering Bc they look so thin. lol
<p>Copper wire coated with a very thin layer of insulation, low-voltage (5V) &amp; low-current (15mA) is very safe. The copper wires break easily if there is a strong force.</p>
<p>great project... one thing: the copper whire is coated true? where i can get a spool like yours?</p>
<p>Also looking into doing this awesome Instructable! Any idea on the thickness of the wire? Also, you could use different coloured copper wire:</p><p><a href="http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/RADIO-SHACK-STYLE-ENAMEL-COATED-COPPER-MAGNET-WIRE-IN-COLOURS-/121414617971?pt=UK_BOI_Electrical_Components_Supplies_ET&var=&hash=item1c44e00b73" rel="nofollow">http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/RADIO-SHACK-STYLE-ENAMEL...</a></p>
<p>Yes, copper wire coated with a very thin layer of insulation. It is used in the construction of transformers, inductors, motors,... You can search on Ebay with &quot;Magnet wire&quot;.</p>
<p>Approximately how long did this take you to make??</p>
<p>About a week to design and assemble it.</p>
Was this working continuously or just a few hours a day?
<p>Hey, just make it when you have free time, about 3 to 5 hours a day. This requires patience and your skills, make it and then you will see your time is worthy!</p>
<p>Wow I love it ! Very very nice job !</p>

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