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Headphone LED Question (HELP) Answered

I have been making headphones and need some help. when wiring I soldered the red wire to the red wire, and the blue wire to the blue wire. It works fine but i wanted to add an LED, can I solder the led between two of the red wires? If I can't, can you tell me another simple way to wire one so it runs off the headphones? PLZ HELP!

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aja747 (author)2010-10-26

take a meter and measure the voltage. most leds operate at 5 volts.

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Gjdj3 (author)2008-06-09

Just a question... Are you planning on turning this into an instructable? Because if not I'd love to.

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NetReaper (author)Gjdj32008-06-09

Sorry, but it doesn't work. I will be making an instructable on my steampunk headphones, but the LED had to be hooked up to a different power source...

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tech-king (author)NetReaper2008-06-10

have you tried turning the volume all the way up? check the polarity?

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NetReaper (author)tech-king2008-06-10

When it's up all the way it flickers and lights up some but is just too loud!

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tech-king (author)NetReaper2008-06-11

try adding a filter capacitor to help with the flickering, but i think you will still need the volume way up.

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NetReaper (author)tech-king2008-06-11

by ears surrender, im just hooking it up to a doble A

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tech-king (author)2008-05-30

i think you can solder in the led just fine.

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NetReaper (author)tech-king2008-05-30

I know i can solder it, but will it work?

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tech-king (author)NetReaper2008-05-30

if you splice it in with the red wire, it will flash more or less in time to the music, assuming the music is loud enough.

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NetReaper (author)tech-king2008-05-30

Awesome, i never really thought about blinking because of the audio wave cool, should i use any resistors or is the power outage right? I have an Ipod shuffle (with the clip).

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tech-king (author)NetReaper2008-05-31

assuming you turn the volume up enough to light the led, it should work fine.

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