Step 2: Make the LED line

Take your altoids box and in the front drill a hole for each LED about 1 CM apart from each hole. And drill one hole in the top for the switch

Now match the holes with the PC board and place the leds in the matching holes in the PC board just to make sure they match up with the holes on the altoids box.

Take the PC board with the LEDs in it and solder the leads. Use jumper wire to connect the gaps (or just use a large amount of soder if you don't have any). Now in the middle just after the last LED that's before the red LED, solder a wire about 2 1/2 feet. And do the same on the left (same length), these 2 wires will be the switch on the outside that will make the RED LED turn on for brake. On the left solder a wire about 6 or 7 Centimeters this wire is for the resistor and power PCB. And then on the right solder another wire about the same size.
this step is really not clear. Could you put it together outside of the box?
i'm not even sure what use this can be, all the leds are on one end right? red lights always face towards the rear on any vehicle, white or bright bright blue always face forward, and ambers are always facing outwards to all directions. is this for a train set or something cause i'm really not understanding the true purpose of this to be honest. Liitle more explaination perhaps? and maybe a drawn schemetic? please? :P
Also bright white flashlight....
"Turn an altoids box into a bike light that includes a bright brake light" Say that ten times fast. Pretty rockin!
this was a clunky model I made I made a better one, should upload it in a while.
could you add a small diagram of how the boards soldered up so I can make this?

About This Instructable


14 favorites


More by cpro: Mini Bike Traffic Light
Add instructable to: