Introduction: DIY Portable Ring Light


Step 1: Step 1


I started with the plastic top from some blank CDs

Step 2:

Divide the surface into quadrants. I used a lens hood that came with my lens to trace out the hole for the lens. Put about 10 LEDs per quadrant

Step 3: Step 3

Drill out the holes and cut out the middle

Step 4: Step 4

Paint it. Make sure you use a spray paint that works with a soft plastic

Step 5: Step 5

Drying

Step 6: Step 6

LEDs in all the holes

Step 7: Step 7

All the LEDs need to be soldered in parallel and not sequence. Working with a 9 volt battery i split the LEDs into groups of 3. Take the positive and negatives from all the groups and solder them togeather.

Step 8: Step 8

Should look something like this

Step 9: Step 9

Added a push button to turn it on/off

Step 10: Step 10

Battery clip

Step 11: Step 11

The hood from my lens is just epoxy'd into the center. Also added an inch of a chopstick with epoxy to the right side for stability when pressing the button

Step 12: Step 12

The final product was a little too bright so i added a potentiometer to adjust brightness

Step 13: Step 13


Step 14: Step 14


Step 15: Step 15


Step 16: Step 16

All done

Step 17: Test


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