Introduction: USB LED Hotwheels Car
Pimp my Hotwheels Car
Step 1: Tools Required
1. Soldering Iron
2. Hot Glue Gun
3. Rotary Drill (Dremmel)
4. Scalpel Set
6. Wire Strippers
Step 2: Materials Required
1. Hotwheels Car.
2. USB Cable with male plug.
3. LED & Resistor (Use the web to match your choice).
4. Wire, 2 Colours.
Step 3: Strip the Wires
Use the Red (+5v) & Black (Gnd) wires, and cut off the rest.
Step 4: Prepare the LED
The long leg on the LED is +, so the Resistor should be soldered to this, the shot leg is - or Gnd.
Please ignore the white cable in this Pic it should have been the black one!
Step 5: Solder & Clean Up
As space is limited inside the car, use a scalpel or file to clean up the solder, unless not like me you are a tidy solderer.
Step 6: Dismantle the Car
Use a small HSS drill bit in the dremmel to drill out the rivets.
Step 7: Cut Out the Spacr for the LED
Every car is Different, just be careful not to cut into the interior.
Step 8: Glue in the LED
Use the hot melt glue to fix the LED in place, using just a little glue at a time, be careful not to glue lower than the Wheels.
Step 9: Ready to Plug In
Plug in and stand well back!
Step 10: All Done
Just switch out the lights!