Introduction: How to Make a Ethernet Plug Led Doodle

This is a simple Instructable is how to make a Ethernet Plug glow with any sort of led.Read the steps to how to make it.

Step 1: Items Needed

For this Instructable items are cheap and is found around the house.

Items Needed:
1: Any colour or any size of Led Bulb.
2: A Ethernet Plug.
3: A 3 Volt Button Cell. 

Step 2: Fit It!

Fit the Led Bulb into the Ethernet Plug as shown in the picture.

Step 3: Make It Glow

Connect the cell to the right terminals of the Led.
(Note:The longer wire of the Led is positive and the shorter wire is negative).
 For doubts and help please e-mail jgeorge97@gmail.com

Comments

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P.Bechthold (author)2010-11-04

i wire my own ethernet...that said it has been awhile. but i udnerstand that you have a couple wires left over when all is said and done when it comes to data transfer. i think two hot and two grounds. however, your dad could be on the ball when it comes to the voltage question.... you might need some clever resistors in the circuit to allow the led to light up. alternatively, maybe you cna leech power from the other wires without affecting the patch cable ( not sure if this is possible) i recommend searching for the instructable of the lamp that runs on old school phone lines

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agis68 (author)2010-09-19

really nice result, only left to find out a way to use also as eth plug

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george97 (author)2010-09-13

my dad told that it is impossible to light the led with the ethernet wire

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Grimfusion (author)2010-09-12

This would be a really awesome idea if you found a way to keep the ethernet cable functional.

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If you wired your own Ethernet cable, you might be able to put the cables around the LED, allowing it to function as a cable, and still light up, oh and freakyqwerty, you probably could if you tap the leads to TX or RX, or both (with two different colors), then you might be able to actually see the transmitting and receiving of impulses, might look cool, heres a diagram http://www.technohub.in/ethernet-cable-colour-code-standards.html

However!: I have NOT tried this, SO...I'm sorry if you do and it
a) doesn't work
or
b) breaks something...Important...um...yeah...oops lol

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george97 (author)PaNiCPeRCePTioN2010-09-13

thats a good idea and i am not that much genius, maybe i'll try it

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george97 (author)2010-09-13

guys who wrote all the comments above you can modify with my permission, and thanks for the comments

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noik (author)2010-09-12

WOOW, this really is amazing,

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freakyqwerty (author)2010-09-12

Could it be powered by the ethernet itself?

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george97 (author)2010-09-11

everybody please leave a comment

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