Ebook Led Light




Introduction: Ebook Led Light

It will not be the prettiest or the best, but surely is the cheapest I've ever seen. Its construction is very easy and took me only 30 minutes of work (once compiled the material, of course). I used some of the material I had at home for other projects, so the most expensive was the battery.

No sera la más bonita ni la mejor, pero seguramente si es la mas barata que hayais visto. Su construccion es muy facil y me llevo solo 30 minutos de trabajo (una vez recopilado el material, claro). He usado parte del material que tenia en casa para otros proyectos, así que lo más caro ha sido la bateria.

Step 1: What We Need

As you can see the wiring is very simple, you will only need :

1x paper clip
2 x led white "hight bright"
1 x micro switch
1 x battery holder ( I use one for a CR2032)
1 x prototipe board
Also you will need some basic welding skills.

Como vereis el cableado es muy facil, solo necesitamos lo siguiente :

1x clip de papel
2 x led blanco de "alta luminosidad"
1 x micro interruptor
1 x portapilas boton (en mi caso para la CR2032)
1 x placa prototipo
Tambien necesitaras saber como se usa un soldador.

Step 2: Building

I've tried to do as small and simple as possible, following the wiring diagram will have no problem running at the first. I used the LED is 3V, so do not need resistance.

He intentado hacerlo lo mas pequeño y sencillo posible, siguiendo el esquema del cableado no tendremos ningun problema en que funcione a la primera. El led que he usado es de 3V, así que no necesita resistencia.

Step 3: It Works !

The first prototype was attached with double-sided tape, but it was very weak, so I've fixed using a hot glue gun. The light it gives is enough to read comfortably.

El primer prototipo iba pegado con cinta de doble cara, pero quedaba muy endeble, asi que lo he arreglado usando una pistola de cola caliente. La luz que da es suficiente para poder leer con comodidad.

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    7 years ago

    sample,and good job!


    7 years ago on Introduction

    Great job. What did it cost to make, what kind of battery did you use and can the battery be recharged or buy a new one.

    I have a kindle paperwhite but no light and have been tempted so many times to buy one but just could not do it. Yours sounds like just what I need.

    Thanks for inventing it.


    Reply 7 years ago on Introduction

    Thanks so much, the light cost nearly zero, because I use things I really have. But I think the cost can´t be more than 2$... Recicling...


    Reply 7 years ago on Introduction

    Recycling is a good thing to do. I try and do that too. I think the only thing I have to make that light would be the clip and the hot glue. LOL


    8 years ago on Introduction

    The kindle keyboards have little hookups in the side to run devices like led cases and the such. Maybe you could try to incorporate your idea into a case?? That would be cool!


    8 years ago on Step 3

    No sé si lograré en hacer lo pero la idea es muy buena y voy a tratar. Muchas gracias.

    I don't know if Ill be able to make it, but I'll try and this is an awesome idea. Thank you.


    Very nice design

    Another option for your power to the LEDs is to run them directly off the Kindle. I'm not sure if every model is the same, but on mine there are some exposed terminals on the back which supply power to the genuine Kindle LED lit covers. These also have a nice feature of turning on and off with the kindle automatically, so if you fall asleep with it, it will turn off on its own.

    Simply run 2 wires down the back of your cover to the terminals on the back of the Kindle, connect the other end of the wires to your LEDs and your done!
    Make sure to check the voltage coming from the Kindle though, I can't imagine its anything other than 3.5v or perhaps 5v, but check it and add some resistance to the LEDs if it's needed.