Introduction: Batman Lights
It's been a while since the last time I uploaded one of my projects. Actually this is a new account, and the last years I was spending to improve my skills. That particular project is an old one but is a really easy and cool one. I do going to give you some tips that unlikely I didn't know back then. One last thing- as I said I mad that lamp a long time ago and somehow the photo was deleted from my google back-up (but I will put sketch instead).
So let's go and start :)
Step 1: Step 1: What We Need
step 1: what we will need.
- Jigsaw or Olfa cutter(depend on what kind of surface you will want to use- I made it from MDF and it's really not necessary any kind of hard foam board or Styrofoam will do the job and even better).
- Soldering iron
- Hot glue
- pen and lord/ printer and blueprint file
- hot glue
- Soldering iron
- Led string.
- Transformer- now checked how much vaults the led string need and make sure that the transformer gives enough but no more than the value. For example, my string need 12V and my transformer supply 9V (only in this remake photo, in the original I used a 12V transformer) - so the light will be weak light but it's safer than using a higher supply, of curse you can just buy a transformer with the right supply, as I said I took that picture now for the guide.
- switchers- now about the amount it depends on you, I didn't want to make another Arduino project so I used the switchers for color changing. If you want to use it like me so you will need 3 switchers for the color (each for each) and another one for the ON/ OFF (for that I used the big one- it's also help hide the cutting end of the transformer.
- that model (click here)- I mad that for that kind of lamp- the distance that created between the wall and the lamp is perfect for the light scattering (not too concentrated but not too scattered), but if you don't have a printer just try piece of wood (and absolutely don't use wood as the surface of the lamp- because it's too risky).
- MDF/ Styrofoam/ hard foam board/ whatever is flat and easy to cut (I recommend hard foam board).
- Black spray
So here you can buy the things I used for the project (Disclosure: This is an affiliate link so you help me and get the stuff).
Led String - those not what I used (my not available anymore), but they look great.
Transformer (I found one in my home, but if you don't have this look great).
Step 2: Step 2: Draw and Cut
In case you prefer (like me) to draw the shape yourself just do it now... good. I used that video (click here) to understand the size of the batman logo, if you trying other designs well just do them :)
In case you prefer working with a blueprint stick it with easy-going down glue ( glue stick etc).
Now if you work with MDF/ OBS/ Wood; work with a jigsaw (tips: make sure your work area is stable, work with slow speed, don't cut your fingers away).
If you working with Foam or softwood etc use the knife a few times just to scratch the board, then slowly press the knife firmly.
working slow it's really what makes the whole difference.
Step 3: Step 3: Paint in Black
I don't have a lot to write here actually, I loved using spray because it's look's really good and you don't need to "know" too much (just keep it a little bit far from the board)
Step 4: Step 4: Electric Circle & Done
- Cut the tail of the transformer (we will connect it directly to the lamp).
- connect the wires like in the blueprints.
- Use glue if you need (be careful in the connections points)
- Use hot-glue to secure the connections points on the board.
- Use isolierband to secure the connections points between wires that not on the board (if there is).
Share with me, I will be glad to see what you did, or answer quotations etc.
I made that with the idea of not using Arduino, do it "Old school" (tech) style..
Hope you had fun :)
Participated in the
LED Strip Speed Challenge