Introduction: The LED Illuminated Photo Frame Fridge Magnet
The LED illuminated photo frame fridge magnet is a very simple, but useful gadget.
It only requires some basic soldering skills and some very basic electronic knowledge.
Take a picture of someone you like and mount it in this picture frame. Then mount the picture frame on your fridge and you'll gain a lot of attention.
The LED illuminated photo frame fridge magnet is made of a mini DV tape container, so it's green.
Step 1: Get the Parts
Here is a list of the parts you'll need to make this gadget.
An empty mini DV tape container.
6 diffused white LEDs (I used diffused LEDs to avoid light dots on the picture).
2 AAA (LR03) batteries.
The picture you wanna use. (in step 2, I'll show you how to print a picture in the right size)
A small switch (optional)
The diffusion sheet from a LCD screen (can be removed from any LCD or TFT screen, even cell phones) (optional)
A weird sheet from a LCD or TFT screen (I don't know what this is called, but it is in almost every LCD or TFT screen) (optional)
Step 2: How to Print Pictures in the Right Size Using ACDSee
In this step I'll show you how to print pictures in the right size, when you use ACDSee. Move your mouse over the yellow boxes to view instructions.
Step 3: Solder the LEDs Together
Solder the LEDs together and solder some wires onto the LEDs. Move your mouse over the yellow boxes to view instructions.
Step 4: Add the LEDs to the Tape Container
Now you've made the pairs of LEDs. Now it's time to mount the LEDs in the tape container. Move your mouse over the yellow boxes to view instructions.
Step 5: Mount the Picture in the Frame
Now mount the picture in the frame. This is simply done by using ordinary tape. Move your mouse over the yellow boxes to view instructions.
Step 6: Mount the Batteries and the Switch
It's time to mount the batteries and the switch in the photo frame. Move your mouse over the yellow boxes to view instructions.
Step 7: Mount the Magnet
It's time to mount the Neodymium (NdFeB) magnet to the photo frame. This is simply done by gluing it onto the tape container, using a hot glue gun. (don't heat the magnet too much with the hot glue gun, cause if you do, it may loose it's magnetism).
Step 8: The Sheets From the LCD or TFT Screen (optional)
You can mount the 2 sheets from a LCD or TFT screen in front of the LEDs, to reduce the shadow of the batteries.
Step 9: More Pictures
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