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These are some solar string lights made from 97 cent solar garden lights from Wall-Mart, and a broken string of LED lights from IKEA.  So the total cost for ME was less then 3 dollars because I had most of the parts laying around the house.  All I had to do is wire, cut, glue, and add some finishing touches and then I was done!
 
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Step 1: Parts and Tools

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PARTS:

1. 3 solar lights
2. 1 string of LED lights
NOTE: The string can not be more then 10 LEDs
3. wire

TOOLS:
1. hot glue gun
2. soldering iron
3. screwdriver
4. drill
5. DREMEL
6. solder
7. wire strippers

Step 2: Preparing the solar lights

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Start by twisting the top off of the light so you just have the solar panel and light.  Then unscrew the screws on the light to reveal the circuit board, a good way to not lose your screws it to put them on a magnet.  I used a HD magnet.  Then push the LED out of the hole by using the screwdriver, make shure to save the cap!

Step 3: A little bit of math...

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Yes there is math in this part.  The batteries in my lights are 1.2v so here is the problem I did:

Step 4: Patterns

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Now figure out a pattern that you would like the solar panels to go in.  Mine is a triangle.

Step 5: Mark the lights

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Now mark the lights where they meet.  This will be where the wires go to connect the lights together.

Step 6: Masher THEN Mark

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Masher 2cm. down from the mark that you just made, and put a dot.  This will be where you drill so that the wires can go through.

Step 7: Cut holes

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Use a drill to drill out holes big enough to fit a wire through.

Step 8: Marking

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Line up all of the lights in a row with the circuit boards facing outwards, and mark a dot on the right side this is the positive lead of the LED

Step 9: Glue

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Glue your shape together with the hot glue gun do not glue over the holes, but make sure all of the holes are lined up correctly so you can put a wire through it.
Onyoxa2 months ago

please, double check your spelling

iApple guy (author) 2 years ago
Will be adding on/off switch soon!
hi can you provide me detail for some discussion

email: subrotradeindia@gmail.com
iApple guy (author)  subrotradeindia3 years ago
What detail?
iApple guy (author) 3 years ago
Thanks!
canucksgirl3 years ago
Very nice!
iApple guy (author) 3 years ago
Thankso
foobear3 years ago
neato
iApple guy (author) 3 years ago
Ok.
Nice one bro.
iApple guy (author) 3 years ago
Thanks!
Very nice! Good instructions. :D