Intro: 5 Minute Throwie Glowing Ice Cube Bucket
Make a ice cube bucket glow in 5 minutes with any number of LED Throwies.
Great for a nighttime barbecue. Lots of variations are possible. Here is what you will need:
1) Clear Ice Bucket
2) Piece of wood (I happened to have 4"x6"x1 5/8")
3) Fornester Drill Bit (1" for loose fit, 7/8" for tight fit)
4) Drill Press (or hand drill)
5) Throwies (See Throwies Instructables - version with battery holder - ~$0.60 each).
Step 1: Drill Holes for Throwies
Drill holes evenly spaced out under the ice cube bucket. Holes should be 1" deep. I found 2 LEDs were fine for a 6" high bucket in a darkened room. Wood could be painted black but I didn't bother since I used a nice piece of wood.
Step 2: Assemble LED Throwies
Solder each LED to each battery holder such that LED points straight up. Best LEDs have a narrow focus. I used blue LEDs to enhance the coolness of the ice. Place batteries in Throwies and place in holes.
Step 3: Serve Cold
Fill bucket with ice and place bucket on base. Do not put bucket in freezer or frost may form on bucket (unless of course you like the look of that). Serve.