Introduction: Mini LED Lantern
How to Build A Mini LED Lantern
To build a mini LED lantern you need:
-a short piece of rope
-2 popsicle sticks
-clear ball (split in two)
-LED light (any color)
-2 wires (with stripped ends on both sides)
-3 volt coin cell battery
-small piece of cardboard
-hot glue gun (with glue stick)
-soldering iron and solder
Step one: Use the sharpie to trace a rectangle to fit the bottom part of the switch. Drill. Then, put the switch in.
Step two: Add the two wires to the switch. Solder the wires to the switch. Positive wire is middle wire in switch.
Step three: Connect the resistor to the negative wire. Solder.
Step four: Connect the resistor to the positive side of the LED. Solder.
Step five: Connect the negative side of the LED to the negative side of the battery with copper tape.
Step six: The positive wire is connected to the positive side of the battery with copper tape. The light should turn on.
Step seven: Flip the switch and the light should turn off.
Step eight: Hot glue the other half of the ball to the bottom half.
Step nine: Hot glue the popsicle sticks one either side of the ball.
Step ten: Hot glue the ends of the rope to the popsicle sticks and the cardboard on the bottom.