Introduction: Awesome Led Cube
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You never know when you might need a glowing cube to convince people you are from the future.
Step 1: Materials and Tools
To make this you will need:
A LED (preferably high power)
a 3 volt coin cell battery
a 100 ohm resistor (anything close to 100 will work)
a momentary or push button switch.
thin sheet metal
hot glue gun
Step 2: The Box
Cut out 6 squares of equal size from the plexiglass with a saw.
Use the hot glue gun to make them into a box. Leave off the last side for now.
Drill a hole in one side of the box, make the hole large enough for the button on the switch to be pushed through it.
Step 3: Lighting
Solder together the switch, resistor, and the led.
Duct tape the two wires that remain to the battery.
Hot glue the assembly to the inside of the cube with the button in the hole.
Step 4: Finish the Box
Fill the box with hot glue to diffuse the light.
Glue the final side on.
Step 5: Armor
Cut out of the sheet metal futuristic designs and glue them onto the cube.
Make sure that when you glue onto the button you don't stop it from being pressed down, and that it sticks out enough to be pushed down.
To give you an idea, Duck-Lemon made two templates. (last pictures)
Step 6: Time Travel!
Use the cube to slow, stop, or reverse time, or even turn ordinary technology into transformers. Your choice.
It looks the best in the dark.
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