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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 ...
you'll need:solder soldering ironcoat hangerledswire strippermatching resistorsusb cablefake tree limbsfoam cup cardboard wirehot glueflorist's tape (optional)
well, it's what it sounds like. use wire a wire stripper or scissors to cut and strip the usb cable (keep the end that plugs into your computer, ...
what I did was I took 8 leds and 8 resistors, then took each led's positive lead and soldered a resistor there. by the way, as I'm talking ...
now, get two long peices of different colored and insulated wire. solder one color to the resistor, and the other to the negative. you'll want to do this ...
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. ...
now, take your leds and wrap the wires around the piece of hanger, so that there's leds sticking out at random intervals. you might want to wrap the ...
now, bunch together the negative and positive colors. get your negative colors and solder them to the black wire. take your positive wires and solder them to the ...
now, take your fake tree limbs. wrap them around the pole to kind of make a christmas tree shape. it's okay if it's not perfect, real trees aren't ...
you'll want to insulate where you soldered the usb cable with tape. also, you might want to wrap the base of the tree in brown florist's tape. you ...
great, now you can add christmas cheer anywhere there's a computer!!!
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