This is an instructable on how to create LED powered ghosts for Halloween decorations. I came up with this idea while decorating our front yard for Halloween and I thought how great it would be to have little ghosts that lit up. These are powered with an old ATX power supply using the 12V signal.
Step 1: Gather the Materials
3 LEDs - I decided on 3 LED's in parallel, the ones I had are 3mm, 10000mcd with a water clear lens (which I will sand to help diffuse the light).
150 Ohm Resistor - This value depends on the LEDs you are using, your power supply and what's available at your local store.
Christmas Ornament - Used to form the head of the ghost. I found these at Hobby Lobby, these are opaque to help diffuse the light.
White cloth - Used to cover the ornament to create the ghost.
1/4" square wooden dowels - these are used to create the skeleton of the ghosts. It will hold the LED and the ornament.
Glue. (Yellow wood glue for the dowel, hot glue for the ghost assembly)
Soldering equipment (Soldering iron, solder, helping hands, etc)
Power supply - I'm using an old ATX power supply but you can use whatever you have available.
Some copper wiring.
Knife/Saw - To cut the wooden dowels.
Heat shrink tubing (Optional)
Breadboard for testing the circuit (optional)