Introduction: Electrifying Your Roombox

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I have a roombox that I would like to use as my Christmas card this year.  It seemed a little dark so I bought two off the shelf Christmas village street lights, cut them up and installed them in the ceiling.


Step 1: Prepare the Street Lights

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Using a dremmel tool, carefully cut away the street light until it is a short as you want.  Be careful not to cut the wires, which are randomly glued in.

Cut the wires leaving an inch or two sticking out of the fixture.


Step 2: Installing the Street Lights

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Drill holes in the top of your box and thread the main wire through.

On the fixture twist together the two yellow wires and the two red wires.  Using a soldering iron, solder the red to one of the main wires and the yellow to the other.  Make sure the red and yellow don't touch by having one color a bit shorter than the other.

Carefully pull the wires up through the holes and wrap with electrical tape.

I finished off the top of the lights with a small piece of rolled fimo.

Comments

Starrystar (author)2013-06-06

Very cool! What is that "main" thing you are using? Is it readily available?

wendyknit (author)Starrystar2013-06-06

The main wires are the wires from the black box.

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