The "I love" light is a cool little project, I made from some scrap, that I had laying around. It is a nice, small glowing box and it is great as a present for the people you like.
Step 1: Building the box
I made the box from some acrylic glass. I cutted the parts out and sanded them from both sides to get a misty look, then i glued the sides on the front and the box was finished.
Step 2: Paint it
You can use everything as a template, a name, a symbol,but I used "I Love Berlin" . I printed it, cutted the letters out and fixed it on the front of the box. I went outside and sprayed some spraypaint on it. After I removed the template I saw the result and i was surprised how cool it looked.
Step 3: The light
To make the box light up, I used
-4 100 ohm resistors
and a 4,5V DC Power supply.
I only used the red part of the LEDs, but I'm thinking about connecting all colors to my arduino soon.
I soldered everything together and hotglued it in the box. At last I tested it out glued the back on the box.
Step 4: Finish
As you can see the final result is really nice. I hope you enjoyed my step by step and maybe you think you think about building own "I love" light now :).
PS:If you liked it, I'd be happy with a feedback and maybe a vote.