How to Make Led Strip (Copper Tape)

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Introduction: How to Make Led Strip (Copper Tape)

About: Hello Makers, I just love to make things, working with led and aeromodelling are my main hobby and when it comes to diy I CAN DO IT ALL DAY.

In this quick tutorial I will show you guys how to make a simple led strip using copper tape and some smd led's with little bit of soldering work.This project is quick and can be useful too.As this led strip runs on very commonly used 3.7V power supply it can be easily maintained.I made this because i want this type of led strip in my upcoming project on instructables.

Just ,follow the below mentioned step and make your own.

Step 1: Materials Required

SMD Led (any color )

Copper Tape

Masking Tape

Soldering Iron and wire

Hobby knife

Tweezers

Step 2: Working on Copper Tape

Copper tape is very flexible and it comes with sticky back so I thought its perfect for our project.

Here I have a 6mm wide copper tape as i need around 6-8cm of led strip ( You can change the length according to your need) so I took a piece of copper tape of that length.First of all I divided copper tape into 3 equal parts resulting me a final length of 2mm*8cm for reference you can see the above picture.Then I took two pieces of it and stick them to my table using masking tape as you can see in the image.I also marked the points were led's are soldered and also marked the polarity for the led.

Step 3: Soldering LED's

Soldering the led is very easy as you can see in the image i just added little bit of solder on each sides and then with the help of tweezers and soldering iron I soldered the led's in parallel connection.Here I am using 3014 smd led of green color.Take care of polarity.Later I also added jst connector which i completely optional you can solder any connector or wire for power supply .

Step 4: Results

This the best led strip for my upcoming project it is easy to build and its runs on 3.7V DC power supply.Here i had used green color led and 3.7v lipo battery as a power supply and we if you remember we had not not removed the sticky cover so you can stick it where ever you want by peeling of the cover.

I hope you guys liked this project also I have entered this for a tape contest so please vote for me I will really appreciate.Also If you any question about the project please let me know in the comment below.

THANK YOU VERY MUCH !

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    9 Discussions

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    montecalvol26
    montecalvol26

    7 months ago

    Hi!
    This project is awesome, but I have one quick question. Do you know where you got the LEDs because I can't find anything like them.

    Thank you so much!

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    ATUL28M
    ATUL28M

    Reply 7 months ago

    Thank you for your consideration.You can easily buy the led from the below mentioned link:-https://bit.ly/2AeIVOM

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    atomlodger
    atomlodger

    1 year ago

    Thanks for sharing- this is exactly what I was looking for!

    I have few questions (as I am a complete noob):
    - do you have some advices on where to order the 3014 smd led leds?
    - what type of jst connector did you use?
    - what type of 3.7v lipo battery (capacity) and how long does a charge lasts?
    - Is this system generates heat (maybe on the copper tape)?

    Thanks!

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    ATUL28M
    ATUL28M

    Reply 1 year ago

    1)You can buy the leds online
    2)The jst connectors depends on your battery plug(I used 1.25mm jst connectors).
    3) 240mAh lipo battery
    4)Not much

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    floofermom
    floofermom

    Question 1 year ago on Step 3

    Do the LED's have to be evenly spaced along the tape?

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    ATUL28M
    ATUL28M

    Answer 1 year ago

    It's not necessary but it will look good if you do that

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    Steinzel
    Steinzel

    1 year ago

    Great idea, Thanks!

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    Gadisha
    Gadisha

    1 year ago

    Nice, thanks for sharing.

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    ATUL28M
    ATUL28M

    Reply 1 year ago

    Thank you very much