1 SPST toggle switch
3 LED lights - 1 green, 1 red, and 1 white
25" of black wire (or 5 pieces of 5")
25" of red wire (or 5 pieces of 5")
1 1K � resistor (brown-black-red-gold)
Butyl rubber tape (a.k.a. monkey dung)
1 zip tie
Soldering iron and solder
Vice or clamp
1/4" drill bit and drill
Step 1: Part I: Attaching the LED Lights to Your Sea Perch (Steps 1 - 4)
(2. Strip about 1/4" of insulation from each end of each piece. Twist the inner wires (strands) on each end to prevent fraying and breaking.
(3. On each of the LEDs, find the positive leg and label it with red marker. Typically, it is marked by a longer leg. Otherwise, you can use a 2 AA batteries (3V) to test for the polarity of the LED. Do not connect the LED to the 12V battery used to power your Sea Perch or the LED bulbs will burn out.(
4. Solder one piece of red wire to the positive leg of each LED, as shown in diagram 1. You should solder as close to the bulb as possible (without touching or burning the bulb). Similarly attach a piece of black wire to the negative leg of each LED. Cut off the lower portion of the LED legs that are unnecessary. Do this for all three of the LED lights.
Step 2: Part I: Attaching the LED Lights to Your Sea Perch (Steps 5 - 7)
6. On the tether of your Sea Perch, separate the brown and white pair of wires. Strip about 1/4" of insulation from the end of each wire.
7. Solder the 1K resistor onto the end of the brown wire. Then, connect the red wire (to the LEDs) to the brown wire through the resistor. The black wire should be soldered onto the white wire. A resistor should not go in between these two wires. After soldering, cover the connections with electrical tape. The wiring should go under the vertical thruster so that it will not get tangled when the Sea Perch is operated.
Step 3: Part I: Attaching the LED Lights to Your Sea Perch (Steps 8 - 9)
(9. To attach the red and green LEDs, first remove the floats from each side. Then, loop the wires around the PVC. Take a small piece of the butyl rubber tape (aka. monkey dung) and surround the base of the LED bulb to secure it in place. Completely cover the monkey dung with electrical tape to waterproof the connection. It may be useful to cut a small hole in the tape for the LED bulb to go through as necessary.
Step 4: Part I: Attaching the LED Lights to Your Sea Perch (Steps 10 - 11)
11. The zip tie should be used secure the brown wire pair to payload netting to keep the wires away from the thrusters.
Step 5: Part II: Attaching the Controls to Your Control Box (Steps 1 - 3)
2. Using the marker, mark the location of the new hole on your control box, as shown in diagram 5.� It should be on the side of the control box where the vertical thruster controls and the tether are located.
3. Secure the control box in a vise or clamp. After moving all other wires and parts in the control box as far away as possible, drill a hole with the 1/4 drill bit in the marked location.
Step 6: Part II: Attaching the Controls to Your Control Box (Steps 4 - 7)
5. Un-twist about 2 of the brown tether wire pair. Strip 1/4" of insulation off of each wire end.
6. Solder the white wire (from the brown wire pair) to the black wire (-) and cover the connection with electrical tape.
7. Attach the red (+) power wire to one terminal of the switch. Attach the brown (+) power wire to the other terminal, as shown in diagram 5 below. The wires can be attached to either terminal.
Step 7: Part II: Attaching the Controls to Your Control Box (Steps 8 - 9)
9. Test all your wiring for shorts using a multimeter before screwing the cover back onto the control box.