Intro: Apple Logo Glow Light
I am a Macolyte, I made a Apple Logo Glow Light, it uses legos, LEDs, and an Apple sticker.
*** I am not endorsing Apple and Lego, nor do i work for either of them, this was a just for fun project!***
Here are the parts that were used in this project:
4-10 - White LED's, ( any color will work)
1 piece of Translucent plastic
Black Electrical Tape
9 volt battery
330 ohm resistor
Hot glue Gun
Lets get started!
Step 1: Cut and Apply Apple Logo
Cut the piece of plastic down to size, and then apply the Apple sticker that came in the ipod, iphone, or Mac you purchased. Make sure you measure how many studs in width the plastic will be, The more studs, the higher the plastic.
Step 2: Apply the Electrical Tape to Make the Apple Logo the Only Thing That Lights Up
The black tape provides the dark surface that will surround the Logo to provide a pathway for the lights to shine through...
*** Quick note***
Make sure you keep the black tape from covering any part of the White Logo itself, otherwise, you will have to deal with dark areas!!!
Step 3: Test, STUD-ee, Brick Height
Test the transparency of the Apple logo to ensure no dark blemishes, Then count studs and Brick eights to make size appropriate to your desire.
If you want the Apple logo brighter than as seen in the picture, cosnsider more LEDs, though it is being tested as by looking twoards a Lightbulb from a distance.
Step 4: Solder LEDs and Other Components
Take the LED leads and form them into a solderable pattern that can be manipulated easily.
put resistor on positive leads, and solder the negative battery wire to the negative leads. its only safe to have 1 resistor per four LEDs, if you want more LEDs, consider more resiststors.
Step 5: Apply Hot Glue to Apple Portion
Put hot glue on the corners and sides of apple piece to the lego pieces.
Step 6: Hot Glue LEDs and Apply Finishing Pieces of Legos for Housing
test the LED circuit for shorts or bad LEDs,
when done, apply hot gue to Legos and push the LEDs into the hot glue.
put remaining pieces on the housing.
Step 7: End Product!
after all of the pieces are added, There you have a niceGlowing Apple Logo!
turn it on and enjoy basking in the glory of Apple!
Thanks for checking out this instructable and enjoy!