Apple Logo Glow Light




Introduction: Apple Logo Glow Light

 I am a Macolyte, I made a Apple Logo Glow Light, it uses legos, LEDs, and an Apple sticker.
*** I am not endorsing Apple and Lego, nor do i work for either of them, this was a just for fun project!*** 

Here are the parts that were used in this project:

Apple sticker,
4-10 - White LED's, ( any color will work)
1 piece of Translucent plastic
Black Electrical Tape
Solder wick
Solder iron
9 volt battery
330 ohm resistor
Hot Glue,
Hot glue Gun

Lets get started!

Step 1: Cut and Apply Apple Logo

 Cut the piece of plastic down to size, and then apply the Apple sticker that came in the ipod, iphone, or Mac you purchased. Make sure you measure how many studs in width the plastic will be, The more studs, the higher the plastic.

Step 2: Apply the Electrical Tape to Make the Apple Logo the Only Thing That Lights Up

 The black tape provides the dark surface that will surround the Logo to provide a pathway for the lights to shine through...

*** Quick note***
Make sure you keep the black tape from covering any part of the White Logo itself, otherwise, you will have to deal with dark areas!!!

Step 3: Test, STUD-ee, Brick Height

 Test the transparency of the Apple logo to ensure no dark blemishes, Then count studs and Brick eights to make size appropriate to your desire.
If you want the Apple logo brighter than as seen in the picture, cosnsider more LEDs, though it is being tested as by looking twoards a Lightbulb from a distance.

Step 4: Solder LEDs and Other Components

 Take the LED leads and form them into a solderable pattern that can be manipulated easily.
put resistor on positive leads, and solder the negative battery wire to the negative leads. its only safe to have 1 resistor per four LEDs, if you want more LEDs, consider more resiststors.

Step 5: Apply Hot Glue to Apple Portion

 Put hot glue on the corners and sides of apple piece to the lego pieces. 

Step 6: Hot Glue LEDs and Apply Finishing Pieces of Legos for Housing

 test the LED circuit for shorts or bad LEDs,
when done, apply hot gue to Legos and push the LEDs into the hot glue.
put remaining pieces on the housing.

Step 7: End Product!

 after all of the pieces are added, There you have a niceGlowing Apple Logo!
turn it on and enjoy basking in the glory of Apple!
Thanks for checking out this instructable and enjoy!

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    9 years ago on Introduction

    I would have painted the legos black first so that it would all look the same but it is a great idea


    Reply 12 years ago on Introduction

    yeah, legos were the easiest way to build this thing, my origional idea was to make this a kids night light, so i melted the legos where each joined each other for stability


    Reply 12 years ago on Introduction

    go ahead, it may be a bit too big though, like give the phone 3-4 inches more depth


    13 years ago on Introduction

     Thanks for checking out this instructable!


    Reply 12 years ago on Introduction

     Oh, yeah! I think I might build this, but with cardboard instead of Legos. I really like Legos though, so....