USB LED Hotwheels Car

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Introduction: USB LED Hotwheels Car

Pimp my Hotwheels Car

Step 1: Tools Required

1. Soldering Iron
2. Hot Glue Gun
3. Rotary Drill (Dremmel)
4. Scalpel Set
5. Pliers
6. Wire Strippers

Step 2: Materials Required

1. Hotwheels Car.
2. USB Cable with male plug.
3. LED & Resistor (Use the web to match your choice).
4. Wire, 2 Colours.

Step 3: Strip the Wires

Use the Red (+5v) & Black (Gnd) wires, and cut off the rest.

Step 4: Prepare the LED

The long leg on the LED is +, so the Resistor should be soldered to this, the shot leg is - or Gnd.
Please ignore the white cable in this Pic it should have been the black one!

Step 5: Solder & Clean Up

As space is limited inside the car, use a scalpel or file to clean up the solder, unless not like me you are a tidy solderer.

Step 6: Dismantle the Car

Use a small HSS drill bit in the dremmel to drill out the rivets.

Step 7: Cut Out the Spacr for the LED

Every car is Different, just be careful not to cut into the interior.

Step 8: Glue in the LED

Use the hot melt glue to fix the LED in place, using just a little glue at a time, be careful not to glue lower than the Wheels.

Step 9: Ready to Plug In

Plug in and stand well back!

Step 10: All Done

Just switch out the lights!

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    45 Comments

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    L.E.D. hero
    L.E.D. hero

    Reply 11 years ago on Introduction

    i got some pics of mine for led hotwheels car check it out
    i know you posted this along time ago so idk if u care

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    L.E.D. hero
    L.E.D. hero

    11 years ago on Introduction

    Here are mine... i made two. one is a '34 ford an the other is some cheap one that looked cool from target. I used a wire that the ends were stripped and use a 3-volt on it because i was too lazy to find a usb cord. 

    (P.S.) macro rocks!

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    HardCoreHacker

    coundt u just put some watch batteries or whatever was in your headlights tut inside the car to power the undercarriage lights?

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    HardCoreHacker
    HardCoreHacker

    Reply 11 years ago on Introduction

    if so... Could that work while installing into a die-cast car?

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    klingonprins
    klingonprins

    12 years ago on Step 10

    is there a way to put in a battery and maybe like a switch, so its portable underglow?

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    brandon20904
    brandon20904

    Reply 12 years ago on Introduction

    I have an intractable like you described comming soon.

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    masterochicken
    masterochicken

    13 years ago on Step 1

    I have that same hobby knife set. I got it from the 99 cent store.

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    Knetjester
    Knetjester

    Reply 13 years ago on Introduction

    99 Cents?, I live in the UK & the knife set cost me 1 Pound, looks like I was ripped off!