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Solar String Lights

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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

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...

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 6: Masher THEN Mark

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 8: Marking

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

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.
iApple guy (author) 1 year ago
Will be adding on/off switch soon!
hi can you provide me detail for some discussion

email: subrotradeindia@gmail.com
iApple guy (author)  subrotradeindia2 years ago
What detail?
iApple guy (author) 2 years ago
Thanks!
canucksgirl2 years ago
Very nice!
iApple guy (author) 2 years ago
Thankso
foobear2 years ago
neato
iApple guy (author) 2 years ago
Ok.
Nice one bro.
iApple guy (author) 2 years ago
Thanks!
Very nice! Good instructions. :D
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