Step 10: Glue LEDs to upper platform
- Mix a very small amount of the epoxy according the directions that come with it.
- Apply the epoxy to the sides of the LED that will come into contact with the sides of the holes in the platform.
- Place the LED into the mounting hole on the upper platform and hold it in place for 5 minutes. This is tedious and time consuming but if you don't hold it in the proper position until the epoxy sets, the LEDs will be at odd angles and your gizmo won't look good. A glued LED is shown in the third photo.
- Repeat for each LED. This will process will take about 40-50 minutes in total.
One additional step after the epoxy has completely bonded. Identify the LED that will be almost covered by the RFID reader and bend the wires as shown in the fifth photo. By bending the wires as shown you will not have any problem mounting the RFID reader.