Hi everyone , today I would like to show you how to make your own resistor to led tester ,
ok so how many time's doe's this happen to you ,
your working on a led project and you need to match the right resistor with the led
well you could say this happens a all the time right ,
yes now some of us know which to use with your led if your resistors are labeled ,
but if your like me and reuse parts you have to figure out which one is which ,
ok so you can go online and use the led resistor calculator stuff like that but I like the hands on approach ,
so here's how it work using some everyday parts I made a connector that all you have to do is pop in a led on one side and a resistor in the other , then your led will show up brighter or dimmer depending on the resistor ,
you use the brightness of the led to tell which is the resistor that you need ,
and also to tell you how much power you need to provide the led ,
so all in all pretty simple to use and I find it easier to ,
so let us get started .
Step 1: What You Need
OK before we get started were going to need couple of things .
6 volt portable lantern , you can find this in any dollar store , I used this for the battery box and as a frame ,
4 pin power connector , this I pulled out of an old pc , but you can find one online or in a parts store
toggle switch , I got mine from ebay , but radio shack sells them to ,
some wire ,
a small piece of cardboard .
electrical tape ,
glue gun ,
soldering gun ,
wire strippers ,
multi screwdriver ,
Note I'm not in anyway responsible for any injuries or damage that can or could take place ,
as always be careful around tools and heating elements , and be safe .
with that said lets get started ,