Book Mood Light

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Introduction: Book Mood Light

About: I'm a physics student. I like to build stuff and learn about electronics.
I and some friends had organized a party were we give some gifts each others. I decided to make one in spite of buy a "decent" present. I thought to follow the Book Lamp instructable of Fungus Amungus. Even though this project is awesome, I'd rather to give it  bit tweak. That's what I did.

This Book Mood Light is perfect as a night light, to decorate your bedroom, your living room or any part of your home. It has an awesome look for libraries, expositions and reading zones, giving a special and magical atmosphere.



Step 1: Materials & Tools


 - Old Book
 - Glue
 - Wire
 - Copper band
 - Elastic ribbon or rubber band
 - High Brightness LED (x3)
 - AAA battery (x3)
 - 10 ohms resistor
 - (+) and (-) Battery conector

Tools:
 - Cutter or knife
 - Glue Gun
 - Soldering iron
 - Brush

Step 2: Cut the Book


First, cut the sections were the batteries and the switch will be using the cutter. Don't forget to make the holes to the book spine so as to conect the led's.

Step 3: Make the Switch

Cut the copper band into two pieces and give them a shape like in the picture bellow.
This switch will keep the lights on when the book is open and off when the book is close.

Step 4: Sold the Circuit

The circuit is based in three parallel led's which have a power source of 4.5V (3x1.5V) an a resistor of 10 ohms between the led's and the (+) power source.
Put all the circuit together, without solder the led's, and paste it to the book with the glue gun.

Step 5: Paste the Pages

Paste every page of the back of the book with glue using the brush.

Step 6: Insert the LED's

Make the holes were the led's would be and insert the wires through them. Afterwards, solder the led's in parallel and use the glue gun to fit them.

Be very pacient, this step could be a bit difficult.

Step 7: Do the Paging Effect

Use the paper strips that were cut in step 2 and cut them again in parts of 2cm. Bend them by the middle and paste every two pages of the center with them using glue.

Step 8: Extra Tips


So as to save the extra space wasted on all the stuff, I cut some front pages of the book to balance the space.

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    6 Discussions

    First, I thought on do it with a CFL light but I hadn't anyone so I did it with leds. It could be great if you can do it with an average light.