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OK, here we go.for my first instructable. I recently disassembled an old lcd monitor (don't toss'em there is all kinds of goodies inside). i decided t...
Sorry, i had removed the base and disassembled the monitor before decideing to make an instructable. The base is not hard to remove,just pop the top o...
To take the base apart,gently squeeze the vertical tabs together and wiggle the top portion of the base.
This section of the base is hollow and is where i put the 9 volt battery and 470 ohm resistor.
Remove top of base.i just wiggled it back and forth and it popped right off.
At the top of the slots where the mounting bracket came through drill holes,i used a 3/8th" bit. These holes are for the wires with alligator clips at...
rEMOVE THE NUTS FROM THE BOLTS AND REMOVE BRACKET.
OK here's what i did next. The bolts i removed from the bracket would not work for this step so i drilled out the remaining part of the bracket so i c...
Feed the wires one at a time through the bracket slots and into the holes you drill in the top.
Next cut the wire to the length you want and solder on alligator clips
For this step find a bolt that you can drill a hole through just large enough to fit a two foot piece of 12 ga. wire through. i ground a flat spot on ...
Next drill a hole in the back of the hollow section of the base.Do some measuring and be sure you have enough room inside the hollow section for the n...
Next put the bolt through hole and tighten from the inside.
Next drill a small hole for LED wiring
Next run the wiring for the LED through hole. i used the wire from an old wall wart.
Next solder a 470 ohm resistor to a 9 volt battery clip. Add a couple pieces of wire about 1 foot long each for your switch.
Next attach the wire for the LED to the 12 ga wire which is mounted to the back of the hollow base (the wire through the bolt i drilled the hole throu...
This is how i soldered the LED to the wall wart wire. First i tinned the wall wart wire and soldered on a single strand of wire from the wall wart wir...
Wrap and solder the Led leg to the wall wart wire. DON'T FORGET THE HEAT SHRINK TUBING.
Like so. Now that's a nifty solder joint.
Shrink your tubing. we're almost done now.
Next cut a peice of 22ga. wire about 8-9 inches long wrap several times around the end of the12ga. wire. cut off the excess 22ga. wire leaving an inch...
wrap the excess 22ga. wire below the base of the LED for strength. the 22ga. wire will make the LED more flexible and easier to aim at your work.
Finish by tapeing the LED to the 22ga. wire.
Add your switch and you're done. i had an old blade type switch from an old train set. The silver color didn't do it for me so i took it apart and pai...
A couple other nifty things i found inside the lcd monitor include a piece of plexi glass that my helping hands are sitting on and a holographic/ refl...
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