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I have a desk with a shelf above it, so I made a light strip I could put on the bottom of the shelf to light my desk ...
For the wooden housing, I basically created a U-channel by cutting a large groove near one edge of my board, then cutting the whole thing off from the ...
Once I'd set the blade depth, I set the rip fence so that the edge of the board was about 3mm past the edge of the blade, and ...
The next step was to use the drill press to drill holes in the housing for the LEDs to shine through. Since the LEDs are 5mm diameter, I ...
Again, be careful with the electrical wiring, since we're using straight wall current. The basic idea here is to put all of the Light Emitting Diodes in series ...
Having selected a resistor, I soldered the LEDs and resistor into one long chain. Since my LEDs were pulled out of another project, their leads had been clipped ...
Once the LEDs were soldered together, I gently removed them from the outside of the housing.
Next, I flipped the housing over placed the LEDs in, aligning them with their holes. I didn't want to press them all the way in yet; just gently ...
Once the LEDs and resistor are connected, I got a piece of lamp cord. I cut one conductor longer than the other to up with one end of ...
Now I have a simple LED powered wooden lamp that I can mount under a shelf or wherever I need more light. There are several things you could ...
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