Bring these quick infrared finger lights on the go and take some night vision pics and vids! These little lights are great for taking pictures in the dark with your cell phone, digital camera, and other portable devices. All you need are those cheap, tiny finger lights of any color and one infrared LED for each finger light.

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Step 1: Tools and Materials


1 Finger Light

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1 Infrared (IR) LED (You can also just get these from old TV remotes)

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Solder Wire

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Optional Wire

You may need some thin single strand wire in case the ends on the IR LED(s) aren't long enough. You will not need long LED ends if your finger lights have circuit boards instead of just a switch though. :)


Soldering Iron

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Other things needed

Ventilation System While Soldering

Soldering creates toxic fumes that are definitely not healthy to breath in. Outside on a porch or a computer fan with foam on it (http://dft.ba/-altoids-fume-extractor) will work just fine.

Work Station While Soldering

Soldering can be very dangerous and can be a fire hazard. A quick fix for this if you don't have a good, clean, fire-resistant, surface is some aluminum foil! The solder won't stick to it and two layers or so will prevent any disasters.

Now that we've all our materials, let's get started!

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