Step 1: The PCB and other parts
- A assembled PCB of the mood light, found here
- A rain pipe
- Some kind of light diffusing piece of plastic (i used a small plastic container thingy they give you when you get Chinese food (filled with sambal doh).
- A big light diffusing bowl, of other fishbowl shaped object. or omit that and just let the light shine on your wall, as a projector.
As you can see i mounted a small PCB with three RGB LEDs at a angle of 90 degrees and mounted the sambalgizmo on that. In the original schematics you wont see it this way, it does require some improvisation. and of course you need to slightly modify the schematic for you led(s). but this should be no problem for a novice geek. As you can see on the pictures, I have already soldered a switch on the pcb and clipped on the power, this was pure for testing and have to be removed later. A tip for building: Test after every step you take, or else you will get really pissed and smash that damn thing against the wall, Really.. Believe me.
Step 2: The fishbowl
Step 3: Glueing it together
Step 4: Rectification
Connect the rectifier to a suitable transformer and connect the output of the rectifier to the pcb.