Introduction: LED Skull Lamp
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How to make a LED skull lamp with some simple tools.
Step 1: You Will Need:
You will need:
- wire stripper
- wire cutter
- a skull
- soldering iron
- duct tape
- RGB LED strip
- power supply
- LED strip controller
- a knife
Step 2: Cut the LED Strip
Depending on how big the skull is,
you'll need to cut your LED strip on a desirable length.
I decided to use 6 LED's,
which I will fold in the middle later on.
This way there will also be a glow on the wall when I hang it.
Step 3: Remove Plastic
Carefully cut off the plastic which covers the connection points.
Step 4: Start Soldering
Once you have stripped the 4 wires from the RGB LED controller, you can start with soldering.
( Soldering: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Soldering )
Follow the correct color order.
The white wire connects with the +12V mark, printed on the LED strip.
Step 5: Peel Off and Fold Together
Peel off the strip covering the adhesive, and fold the LED strip together.
Step 6: Insert the LEDs
Find a good spot where you can place the LED's, and secure them.
I used a simple piece of wire.
I've covered some of the LED's with ducttape, to reduce their intencity.
Otherwise the flood on the wall would be too big.
( I found this sheepskull high up int the mountains of Northern Italy, near Lake Como )
Step 7: Connect Power
Connect the power supply, and you're done.
Step 8: Enjoy!
Now you have a glowing skull, in any color you like.
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