Introduction: Make Your Own RGB Partylight in 5 Min. (No Skills Required!)

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Looking for a cheap and simple way to make some partylights? Then look no further because here is the cheapest and simplest way to make then yourself!

Skills you don't need for this Instructable:
  • Soldering
  • Knowledge of electronics
  • Telepathy
  • Ventriloquy
  • ...
Skills that might come in handy:
  • Knowing how to order stuff online
  • Using a pair of scissors
  • Ordering pizza
  • ...

Step 1: What Do You Need?

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What do we need for this little project?
  • Batteries (2 x 1.5V)
  • Heatshrinking tube
  • RGB-led with an integrated colorchange circuit
  • A container.
I bought a 5mm led from www.leds-buy.nl. It costs 1.16€ and it has a programmed color sequence.

As container I used an acrylic pipe and two messing endcaps (used in plumbing). I used this materials cause I wanted a small waterproof container but you can use whatever you like.

A word about the batteries:

I used these batteries because I needed small ones to fit in my container. But you can use any batteries aslong as you don't exceed 3V (this way you don't need a resistor). Keep in mind that the life of your partylights depend on the mAh - rating of your batteries. The higher it is the longer you will be able to party.

Step 2: How to Make the Light?

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  1. Put the 2 batteries on top of each other ( both facing the same way).
  2. Shrink some tube around them to make a little battery-pack.
  3. Add a small band of tube across the terminals to hold your led later.
  4. Add the led. the longest lead should go on the + terminal the shortest on - . The led should immediately start its sequence.
  5. Put your led in a container.
  6. PARTYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYY!!!!!

     

Step 3: A Little Movie

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I added a little movie here to see the light in action. The sequence and speed of the colors depend on the type of led you bought.

Comments

stephenniall (author)2010-04-05

 This looks pretty cool

janw (author)stephenniall2010-04-05

Thank you!

stephenniall (author)janw2010-04-06

your welcome.

i like the cotainer too is it fully watertight . because one with flueorescent gel inside and a uv led would look cool

janw (author)stephenniall2010-04-06

The container is not 100% watertight but good enough to make sure that the electronics inside survive a bit of rain.

cardboarddude (author)2010-04-05

this is awesome

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