Introduction: LED Dice
P.S. You can give it as a little gift for someone with no reason.
Sorry for very poor video quality. It was captured with my old phone...
Step 1: Tools and Materials
- 3 or 4mm drill bit;
- a jigsaw
- sanding paper;
- 4mm plywood;
- super glue and wood glue;
- lighter with LED torch;
- blinking two color LED;
- soldering iron and solder;
- spray paint.
Step 2: Drawings
This dice is very simple so drawings are simple too. What you will need to draw is just six 3x3cm squares. Four of them have 2x2cm squares in the center, which will be cut out. Bottom has two openings: one is for swich and other is for battery holder.
Step 3: Sanding and Painting
These parts are so little, that it will take about 15 minutes to cut them out.
It's great to remember tools like a hand jigsaw. It's the best tool ever for cutting little parts from thin plywood.
Step 4: Sanding and Painting
Assembling is easy too. first of all, take four midlle parts ant apply some glue. Then put them together, press it firmly with the clamps and hold it like this for an hours.
While body is pressed and drying, take your bottom part, insert battery holder and glue it. Don't forget to screw the switch. After this, solder LED to battery holder and switch. It's very simple.
When it's done with electronics glue the top and the bottom to the body. Leave it for a few minutes because super glue dries quickly.
Step 5: Sanding and Painting
When you have assembled all the body of this cube, it's time to convert it to dice. So take your roughly cut cube and start sanding it. First of all sand all sides to make them smooth. After that, round the corners to make it look nicely. Now when you have the right shape, sand it with fine grip sanding paper. Now it's ready for painting. The best way to paint your dice is to use the spray paint. If you do that, dont forget to use the mask!
Step 6: Finishing
After the paint dries up, take thick needle and mark the holes where you will drill the holes. If you are afraid to scratch the paint, apply some paper tape. Or you can drill the holes before painting the dice.
And that's it! Put in batteries, switch on and enjoy!
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