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Step 1: Materials
1 - USB LED lamp
12" of 1.24" diameter heat shrink wrap
1 - Flag (country of your choosing), roughly 9" x 6"
1 - Lighter
1 - Roll of electrical tape
1 - Hanger
1 - Heart full love for the country of the colors that don't run.
Step 2: Tape USB Connections At Base
Step 3: Bend 90 Degress And Tape Again.
Step 4: Cut And Add Coat Hanger.
- Just above the 90 degree bend you taped previously, attach the coat hanger and wrap with electrical tape again.
- Wrap the hanger, fan arm, and lamp arm again with electrical tape 2" higher.
Step 5: Heat Shrink Wrap
Step 6: Plug And Hoist
Step 7: Take Off Your Hat And Place Your Right Hand Over Your Heart
Step 8: Desktop and National Anthem Boot Music
First set your desktop to imagery of people saluting the flag (see example below). Make sure the orientation is correct so that the eyes are staring right at Ole Glory.
Next set your boot up alert noise to play the Star Spangled Banner, the .wav file of which can be downloaded here. I use Ubuntu, so to set your boot up sound to this file you simply go to System -> Preferences -> Sound. In the Sounds Preferences display box hit the Sounds tab. At the bottom to the right of where it says 'Log In' select the drop down menu list and click on 'Select sound file...'. Select the .wav file linked above and hit the play button to test that it is working.