Step 1: Gather Parts and Tools
• 5mm LED light (3.6 volts, 25 mA)
• Resistor (68 ohms)
• 5mm LED holder
• USB 2.0 cable
• Electric Tape
• Wire Coat Hanger (Pipe cleaners will also work)
• Heat Shrink tube (optional, but preferred)
• Soldering Iron
• Rosin Core Solder
• Wire cutters
• Wire strippers (razor blade may be needed if wires are too small for strippers)
• Hairdryer or Heat gun
Warning: Do not have your USB cable inserted into any USB port while constructing your USB light (you might get shocked).
Warning: Place your soldering iron tip on its stand so it does not burn you or your workstation.