Introduction: Book Mood Light
This Book Mood Light is perfect as a night light, to decorate your bedroom, your living room or any part of your home. It has an awesome look for libraries, expositions and reading zones, giving a special and magical atmosphere.
Step 1: Materials & Tools
- Old Book
- Copper band
- Elastic ribbon or rubber band
- High Brightness LED (x3)
- AAA battery (x3)
- 10 ohms resistor
- (+) and (-) Battery conector
- Cutter or knife
- Glue Gun
- Soldering iron
Step 2: Cut the Book
First, cut the sections were the batteries and the switch will be using the cutter. Don't forget to make the holes to the book spine so as to conect the led's.
Step 3: Make the Switch
Cut the copper band into two pieces and give them a shape like in the picture bellow.
This switch will keep the lights on when the book is open and off when the book is close.
Step 4: Sold the Circuit
The circuit is based in three parallel led's which have a power source of 4.5V (3x1.5V) an a resistor of 10 ohms between the led's and the (+) power source.
Put all the circuit together, without solder the led's, and paste it to the book with the glue gun.
Step 5: Paste the Pages
Paste every page of the back of the book with glue using the brush.
Step 6: Insert the LED's
Make the holes were the led's would be and insert the wires through them. Afterwards, solder the led's in parallel and use the glue gun to fit them.
Be very pacient, this step could be a bit difficult.
Step 7: Do the Paging Effect
Use the paper strips that were cut in step 2 and cut them again in parts of 2cm. Bend them by the middle and paste every two pages of the center with them using glue.
Step 8: Extra Tips
So as to save the extra space wasted on all the stuff, I cut some front pages of the book to balance the space.
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