Introduction: JD Rocket Light
I made a Jack Daniels rocket ship light from recycled parts and some new new LED's and resistors
Step 1: Parts and Tools
I started off with one full Jack Daniels bottle (Obviously we had to finish it) A Chrome nose cone from an old lava lamp I think, pallet wood an old base of a table lamp in a light metal which is just a dome. A power pack from my box of 25 rechargeable battery rechargers I bought at auction. 12 volt DC 9 watt with 0.8 amp current
Battery power pack
470 ohm resistor
2x blue LED's
Chrome nose cone
Table lamp base dome
240 volt Drill
Bandsaw for the fins out of pallet wood
Hot glue gun
Step 2: The Build
I kept the bottle top and it fit the nose cone perfectly so just had to make a hole for the nut to fit the nose cone.
Drilled a hole in the base of the bottle using a glass drill (This is by far the best way and the drills are very cheap) slow going and you use water to keep it cool and lubricated.
Shaped the fins and used epoxy and the glass drill to make a hole for a dowel on the fins (this worked way better than I expected)
Cut the adaptor off the power pack and fed it through a hole in the metal base, which meant I could solder the 2 x blue LED's and the resistor and hot glued them in place
Step 3: Conclusion
This was again an easy build the only difference being it involved differing materials, the 12 volt power supply is safe and I have run it for long periods with no detriment
Youtube and Instructables have great tutorials on all things LED from far better people than I. If I can do it so can you
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