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USB LED Christmas tree! (which rhymes!)

fade in: you're sitting in the library with your laptop. you look up from your 'spreadsheet' (which is really just a game of minesweeper) and notice something: the only Christmas decorations there are 23 paper wreaths taped to the windows (courtesy of Mrs. Cunningham's kindergarten class two doors down). you are saddened. you wonder if you even like Christmas anymore.



sadly, this happens to many people every year. so, what's a man (or woman) to do? well, I say, you already have a lappy, why not make a USB LED Christmas tree!

UPDATE: I recently changed out the base on this tree with a piece of a log. it makes a much better tree base.
 
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Step 1: Attain materials

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you'll need:

solder
soldering iron
coat hanger
leds
wire stripper
matching resistors
usb cable
fake tree limbs
foam cup
cardboard
wire
hot glue
florist's tape (optional)

Step 5: Create base

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now, take your cardboard. poke a small hole in it. then, cut a peice of clothes hanger and put it in that hole and secure with hot glue. once cool, poke a hole in the bottom of the cup. slide the cup over the piece of wire hanger so that the top hits the cardboard. then hot glue it in place.
imajem2 years ago
Looks better and easier to see if the picture is upright!!
codongolev (author)  imajem2 years ago
sorry.

I don't even have the tree anymore, I gave it away at a white elephant gift exchange.
mrmath5 years ago
But, what if I want an LED Christmas Tree that DOESN'T rhyme? :)
codongolev (author)  mrmath5 years ago
well then you can have a universal serial bus light emitting diode christmas tree.
Wouldn't it be a " universal serial bus light emitting diode Pinus sylvestris"   ?
codongolev (author)  Terivia4 years ago
that works too.