Introduction: Robert and Tylers USB CD Lamp
FIrst to build this lamp you must have
A soldering iron
wire cutters and strippers
5 blue LEDS
a spool of red wire
a spool of black wire
a few inches of this wire
some duct tape
5 200 ohm resistors
and a USB Cable you are willing to cut up.
also another helpful tool but one doesn't need this is a hot glue gun
your lamp will end up looking something like this
Before we start on this i just want to let you all know that the short end of the LED is the negative side and the long end is the positive side. Also leave enough space in between each LED to make it attachable to the CD
take the resistors and attach them all to the positive end of your LEDS. One resistor to each LED. the 200 ohm resistors can be replaced by two one hundred ohm resistors as well. once all the resistors are attached, solder the resistors to the LEDS.
Take the spool of red wire and mesure out enough to attach all the resistors.
take the spool of black wire and measure out enough to attach the negative ends of the LEDS. Then solder on the negative side to the black wire.
Drill five holes in a cd.
attach the LEDS to the CD. I used hot glue but one could use normal glue as well
Take the big wire and separate and strip it
solder the black wire to the big black wire and the red wire to the big black wire.
after all this it should look like this
take the big wire and attach it to the USB cord.
attach one cd on top of the other cd using the duck tape.
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