Introduction: LED USB SKULL AIR PLANTER

Simple project

I had broke the plant off the skull after knocking it off the table and wanted to put LEDs in it.

Step 1: Parts

2 LEDs
1 Resister of calculated value
1 Old USB cable
Whatever you want your LEDs in I used a air planter skull.

Step 2: FIGURE OUT WHERE YOU WANT THE LEDS

I chose the eye sockets of the skull

Step 3: CUTTING/ DRILLING TIME

Cut a hole in the bottom with a drill or a sharp knife. Mine was hallow I'm not sure about all of them.

Drill holes for the eyes the same size as the LEDs were you want them.

Make a notch for the cord in the base of the object.

Step 4: THE LEDS

Cut the USB cord near the female end and strip the insulation off the Red and Black wires. The others are not used.

Run the LEDs in series or parallel from the USB cord.

Step 5: INSTALL LEDS

Push the LEDs in through the back of the holes you made for the eyes.
Put hot glue over the LEDs to keep them from moving.

Step 6: OPTIONAL STEP

Fill the bottom with hot glue to add weight.

Step 7: PLUG IT IN

Enjoy your new light

Comments

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cmd4974 made it! (author)2010-08-29

This is so cool! My son is having a Halloween birthday party and this will be on every table!!! Damn you are so smart. Thank You for this opportunity to do somsomething with my son!!

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Rob K made it! (author)Rob K2010-09-09

What's good about these is that you don't have to just use a USB cable to power the LEDs. Two red LEDs in series with a coin cell battery would work and leave you with party favors for your guests.

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GorillazMiko made it! (author)2008-02-09

Cool! My friend has a black skull, I'm going to see if he wants to try this, we'll use those big LEDs if we do. Awesome job, I have a Flip Video Camera too.

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Rob K made it! (author)Rob K2008-02-09

I was going to use the 10mm ones but Radio Shack had only 1. I used the wide angle ones they had.

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