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Make an LED ornament that lets you shuffle different colours and types of LEDs at any time depending on what you want. For a really great effect try ...
For this project you're going to need some stiff single core insulated wire. It's best to use two different colours to keep track of polarity, but th...
This is what the little Molex style connector and it's push-in contacts look like. I sourced these from Rapid Electronics in the UK. http://www.rapi...
The socket contacts are actually designed to be crimped onto stranded wire, but in this case we are using solid wire and besides, the crimp tool is ra...
You can add the resistors inline in either of the two wires leading to each socket. I chose to put them inline with the red wires, and did it near th...
Once the wires are all soldered to the contacts and the resistors fitted inline you can insert the contacts into the socket housing. You will see tha...
Since each LED circuit is powered from a common supply, they are all connected in parallel. This is done as shown by cropping all the wires to the sa...
Now the circuits are all commoned you can twist each pair of wires leading up to each socket. This could be done by rolling the socket between two fi...
Now get your chosen LEDs and crop the leads down to about 3/8" (10mm). Since LEDs are polarity sensitive you can crop the negative lead a bit shorter...
Find a base for your creation, connect a power supply and plug LEDs into the sockets in any style you like. Since the LEDs plug in you can shuffle th...
This is what it looks like in the dark.... Stunning!
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