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I had a roll of about 4 metres of white strip LEDs and I wasn't quite sure what to do with them. Then, one day, I had the ...
I used an empty Swisse vitamin jar as my container for the batteries and something to wrap the LEDs around.
You'll need three holes in the side of the container, one for the wires and two 180° opposite each other for the handle.
This part's pretty simple, but if you don't have adhesive backed LEDs you could use maybe some double-sided tape or even some glue. Note that it may take ...
Now, there are probably a few different ways to power the LEDs, I chose this little power converter kit which can be rigged up to provide anything between 4.5 ...
This step is pretty simple as well, just remember to get the polarity right!
Put the batteries and the converter board in the jar with a piece of foam to stop them rattling around. The LEDs look a bit dim in this ...
Grab the lid and drill a hole in it for the switch, make sure you make the hole a little bit smaller than the diameter of the switch ...
Well, there you have it, a LED lantern made from a vitamin jar and a handful of electronics. This could be improved by maybe adding rechargeable batteries, longer ...
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