The LED illuminated photo frame fridge magnet is a very simple, but useful gadget.

It only requires some basic soldering skills and some very basic electronic knowledge.

Take a picture of someone you like and mount it in this picture frame. Then mount the picture frame on your fridge and you'll gain a lot of attention.

The LED illuminated photo frame fridge magnet is made of a mini DV tape container, so it's green.

Step 1: Get the parts

Here is a list of the parts you'll need to make this gadget.

An empty mini DV tape container.

6 diffused white LEDs (I used diffused LEDs to avoid light dots on the picture).

2 AAA (LR03) batteries.

The picture you wanna use. (in step 2, I'll show you how to print a picture in the right size)

A small switch (optional)

The diffusion sheet from a LCD screen (can be removed from any LCD or TFT screen, even cell phones) (optional)

A weird sheet from a LCD or TFT screen (I don't know what this is called, but it is in almost every LCD or TFT screen) (optional)
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Very Nicely done AI. 5/5 Stars.
Wow, that's pretty cool! Thanks for adding it to the group. 5/5 stars!
Sweet! I want to do this because the Instructables Robot just looks so cool. Nice job, 5/5 stars!
Looks great - must be really bright though, with six LEDs blazing! Couldn't you just with a single LED?<br/><br/>Two design improvements, that just came to me:<br/><br/>1) You might be able to make a simple switch by letting the magnet slide around a little bit inside the case. That way you could turn the LEDs off or on by sliding the case up or down on the fridge.<br/><br/>2) Ok, <em>somebody</em> needs to say it... you really need a current limiting resistor (or six) in series with your LEDs. Otherwise one of the LEDs will always get far more current than the others and burn through much faster.<br/>
The LEDs require 3 - 3,4 volts and the batteries give out 3 Volts. I've measured the Ampere flow to the LEDs and it's just perfect. The LEDs draws the ampere they need. I don't think that one LED would distribute the light to illuminate the whole picture. It's not as bright as it may sound like, because I used diffused LEDs. I like the switch idea. I think I'll add that. Thanks.
What happens if your LED leads get a little too close and arc over causing a short? 3V // 0V!!! I still like this thing though!
Nice good job
very cool! Good job!

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