Make a Glowing L.E.D Triforce!




Introduction: Make a Glowing L.E.D Triforce!

About: I make science and how to videos on the interwebs. youtube-

Lets make a awesome flicking L.E.D Triforce from Zelda! Don't forget to check out my video at the end of this instructable!

What you need-

Thick sheet of acrylic- I used a magnetic acrylic picture frame purchased from amazon for about £6

L.E.D Tea lights- I got a pack of 6 for about £5 once again, from amazon

Block of wood for the base- I used a leg from an old stool




Metal ruler

Straight block of wood




Stanley knife

Rotary tool / File/ Sander

Step 1: Cutting the Triangle

I started with a thick acrylic picture frame with magnetic backing. I scaled and printed out the triforce design to paper and then stuck it over the acrylic. I lined up and clamped a straight wooden block along the outer lines of the triangle. This will help achieve a straight cut. I then cut out the triangle.

Step 2: Marking and Etching

I then re stuck the deign back on to the triangle and used a metal ruler and Stanley knife to mark the inner lines of the triforce. I did this on both sides. I then clamped the ruler to the edge of the lines and used the rotary tool to carve/ etch the outer triangles on both sides and also the edges. Using a rotary tool is kind of like colouring in, keep it gentle and you will get a nice finish.

Step 3: Base

or the based I used the leg from an old stool. I needed to create a space big enough for the circuit and L.E.Ds so I sed a large drill piece to create an opening and then sanded it down with the rotary tool. After that I drilled two 6mm holes on the top of the base for the L.E.Ds.

Step 4: Circuit and L.E.Ds

To light up the triforce I decided to use these electronic flickering tea lamps. Once taken apart you can see the L.E.D and circuit inside. I added an additional L.E.D from one of the other lights and wired it up to the circuit as shown. I then pushed the L.E.Ds through the holes and glued the circuit board in to the opening I created .

Step 5: Finished

I then used hot glue to secure the Triforce to the base and now it's done! Looks awesome!

Don't forget to check out my youtube video above about this instructable!

Thanks, Have fun!!

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5 years ago

glegun yah


8 years ago

"It's dangerous to go alone! Take this" I love this about as much as I love Zelda! Great job!