Introduction: Razor Ripstik LED's
Here's a cool idea if you like to skate at night.
Step 1: The Items
What you will need:
two 3v LED's
one on/off switch
two AAA battery holder's
A philips and a flat head type screw driver plus alan key
A Dremel or a Chisel.
You'll need drill and some wiring at about 4ft long should be enough. 14 to 18 gauge will do fine.
Cost: about $15 U.S.
Time: 1 hour and 20 minutes
Step 2: Battery Holder
Here's the pic of the AAA battery holder.
Step 3: Torsion Bar Exposed!!
And here's what the torsion looks like taken apart.
Its fairly simple to unscrew, it's just two regular hex nuts that holds the spring together.
Step 4: OK So Lets Get That Switch Mounted.
first of all just start hacking away at the bottom right corner of the front portion of the Ripstick. I used a common chisel but you probably might want to use a Dremel type tool as it will cut more precisely and clean. I also want you to know that the areas that I choose to cut should not in any way comprimse the integrity of the board.
Step 5: Switch Underneath LOOK
this is what happens when you place the swicth a little to close.....Well I got lucky that it worked but if I could do it again I would move it down slightly.
Step 6: The LED Front Portion
Well it's basicly laid out for you. When you look under the board by the front wheel there is a circle. Drill it out right in the center and led should look like it belongs there after your done. NOTE: Led holders will give a more proffesional appearance.
Step 7: Battey Holder Placement
So just like the switch, now just hack away at the top right corner of the front portion of the Ripstick.
Step 8: Battery Holder Complete
So here's it completely in and glued down.
Step 9: The Rear Portion
OK so lets start on the cuts for the wiring to fit.
just a small cut should be good enough to fit.
Step 10: The Two Holes in the Back
the wires should be fed through here.....
Step 11: The Feed
Just pass the two wires from the back in through the torsion tube.
Step 12: Rear LED
This time the hole will be cut according to the circle located on the inside of the board.
Step 13: Rear LED Wiring
So simply connect two wires to the led and follow it through to the two tiny holes found by the end of the torsion bars housing.
Step 14: Rear Battery Placement and Wiring
It should look something like this when your done.
Step 15: The Feed Part 2
The front portion of the Ripstick does not have any holes for the wires to feed through so just drill and make some......
Step 16: Front Portion Complete and Ready
I'm going to tell you that if you have got this far then all this should just be pretty straight forward and easy.
Step 17: Night Lite for Saftey
Well check out the video for a closer look at things.....
Step 18: Wiring Guide So Simple
Hope this helps.....