in this simple Instructable, I will show you how to make your own USB powered frontal lighting system for your bicycle,thus eliminating the use of non-rechargeable batteries, and saving yourself around 80€ by not purchasing a factory-made one.
Step 1: Components List
- some Straps.
Step 2: Tools List
- Cable cutter.
- Cable stripper.
- Flat Screwdriver.
- A vice.
- A drill.
- 8mm drill bit (wood).
- Soldering station.
- Protective headphones.
- Protective glasses.
Step 3: Cut and Strip the USB Cable
Step 4: Test USB Cable Polarity, and the Power Supply Output.
Step 5: Open Up the LED Lamps and Remove Unused Battery Connections
Step 6: Drill Holes for the Power Cables.
Step 7: Cut the Power Cables to the Right Length, and Solder Them Onto the Battery Inputs in the Lamps, RED on Positive, BLACK on Negative.
Step 8: TEST System Performance Before Assembly..
Step 9: Solder the Connections to the USB Cable, and Assemble the System.
Step 10: Mount on Your Bike, Strap the Battery Pack, and Adjust the Focus!
that is my Chopper by the way :D,with a DYI double battery pack. Very proud to have it.