This is a hand made 10x scale model of a 10mm LED that gives off light via 3 one watt LEDs inside a custom made resin cast (made by me) that also has a Pulse Width Modulation (PWM) light dimmer. To set the cast I first had to create a wooden form of an LED and slather silicone on to create a mold so that I could pour resin into it.
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Step 1: Table of Contents
This is a somewhat complex instructable involving the following skills:
--soldering/electronic knowledge (Must know how to read schematic, but if you cannot, please ask questions by leaving a comment)
--Wood work (need to be able to use the following: lathe, coping saw, various sanders, drills, etc)
--Resin Casting (This was my first real time casting anything, so don't worry about it)
I have broken this instructable up into the following:
--Forming the Wooden LED: steps 2-10
--Making a Mold of the Wooden LED: steps 11-12
--Electronics: steps 13-16
--Casting the LED: steps 17-20
--Finishing Up: steps 21-23