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Pretty basic stuff here, and I don’t know about you but I am CONSTANTLY finding myself in situations where my video chat lighting is terrible! This project fixes that quite nicely, as seen in the before and after shots.

Step 1: Video

A video of this project, if that's your thing. Otherwise, keep reading :D

<p>Your YouTube video was awesome as is your 'ible! Great job! Thanks for being a valuable part of the Instructable community :)</p>
<p>awsome idea</p>
:)
<p>Congratulations - great design, worth of 1st place!</p>
I'm quite blown away by it, but thank you!
<p>Where did you sourced your 12v DC</p>
<p>If its external supply why isnt it sourced from USB directly</p>
<p>The LED strip I had on hand was 12V, so couldn't use 5V USB power directly. It's possible to step up 5V to 12V, but I chose to omit that for this project since I have convenient 12V power. Maybe one day I'll make a 5V version :)</p>
<p>Very cool! I might try to make a variant that can collapse for easy traveling... Also, would like to figure out if I could draw enough power from a USB port...</p>
<p>BRIGHT IDEA !!! Thanks for the primer. Now to order parts. </p>
<p>Cool, How do you choose the brightness setting of the dimmer? Did you keep it in the breadboard?</p>
<p>I connect a jumper wire to a different node on the breadboard. It's not very elegant, but it works for me.</p>

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Bio: Hi I'm Kriss! I'm 23. I like making tools, jigs, and other random contraptions with wood. Subscribe for a new project every week!
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