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Pimp my Hotwheels Car
1. Soldering Iron 2. Hot Glue Gun 3. Rotary Drill (Dremmel) 4. Scalpel Set 5. Pliers 6. Wire Strippers
1. Hotwheels Car.2. USB Cable with male plug.3. LED & Resistor (Use the web to match your choice).4. Wire, 2 Colours.
Use the Red (+5v) & Black (Gnd) wires, and cut off the rest.
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 ...
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.
Use a small HSS drill bit in the dremmel to drill out the rivets.
Every car is Different, just be careful not to cut into the interior.
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.
Plug in and stand well back!
Just switch out the lights!
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