Introduction: Glowing & Flashing Multicolor Devil Duck
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Here is a little something for People with a beginning understanding with electronics/soldering, that want an easy project that will attract chicks because, well, its a glowing duck! (And it has horns)
Sorry for the crappy pics but my camera is junk. And has no macro function
But here you can see the duck in the light and turned off.
Then you can see the power on and in the dark.
YOU WILL NEED:
1 a U.V. reactive rubber ducky (I ordered This_one at oznium since it came with a UV LED)
2 Solder Iron/Gun
3 Solder (any size will work)
4 Electrical tape or Heat shrink tubing
6 A switch (I used a toggle but any will work)
7 A battery Holder (optional--can just solder batteries together but once they used up you gotta replace them)-
8 A tri-color/ bi-color /single color LED (I used a tri-color)
Step 1: Connecting and Figuring Everything Out
Since this can be such a varied project I am not going into specific detail about how I made mine.
I am going to tell you how to connect everything and some basics about LEDs and Switches.
If you have no idea what an LED is heres a good instructable for you
LEDs for beginners
And if you have no idea how to wire them go here
How to wire LEDs
These LEDs all run 3.3 volts
These LEDs all run 2.1 Volts
The two LEDs I used were both 3.3 volts so I was able to wire them in a parallel circuit.
Now a diagram if you fall in the same boat as me.....
Step 2: Done Connecting Everything?
Well with the platform I had on mine here is how I had everything connected.
Yours should look similar to mine. (The wiring that is...)
Step 3: Finish
Well for me I wanted more of a spread of light (think a fan --<<) instead of a beam (--->).
in order to do this i put tin foil around areas and i also sanded the top of the LEDs down a bit.
Now I do understand that this was a bit vague but all the info is here.
The rest is up to you.