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WARNING: IF YOU DON'T WORK SAFELY YOU CAN SUFFER FROM CUTS, BURNS OR EVEN ELECTRIC SHOCK. PLEASE BE CAREFUL AND DO NOT HACKSAW A TRAFFIC LIGHT OF THE CORNER.. AND REMEMBER "THERE IS NO OTHER IMPORTANT RULE THAN TO WEAR THESE, SAFETY GLASSES"
*Depends on if you have a majority of the materials.
Step 1: Materials
As for materials you will need the following:
a traffic light
a color organ kit or working schematic
roll of wire (for audio and potentiometer)
1/4 TRS mono jack or some sort of way to connect it to an amplifier
3 replacement plugs
As for tools you will need the following:
A soldering iron
A drill and index
and possibly a small wire brush
Step 2: The Traffic Light
Step 3: The Color Organ
There was no schematic but a kit that was used. I purchased it online from a hobby supply store for about 15.00 USD. Follow the instructions with the kit. MAKE NOTE depending on the wattage of your amp, you will have to change a resistor or two. Do not solder in the sensitivity knob or input yet. Instead solder about 3 feet of wire onto the pot and input, then twist them with a drill (put the wire into the chuck like a drill bit and spin it just a little bit).
Step 4: Lets Start
Step 5: Mount the Board
Step 6: Apearence
Feel free to color this light however you want!
For example you can leave ti rustic, Paint it or even strip it and the polish it with aluminum polish and finish it with clear.
YOU DECIDE!! BE CREATIVE!!!
Step 7: Before Use
Before using this TLCO you must check for stray voltage! To do this plug in the light and plug an AC volt meter into the ground terminal of an outlet and poke the chassis and the input. If you get voltage there is a problem, go back and inspect the light to see where that stray voltage is possibly getting through.
If there is no stray voltage, plug the light in, connect the audio and party away!