Intro: How to Make a Keyboard Night Light
Hello! I'm Sushin and this is my first Instructable.
I'm sorry if I misspell anything, I'm Brazilian and my english is not so good.
You like using you computer in the dark? I do!
But sometimes I wish there we some light to help me find the right keys. So, I've decided to make my own Keyboard Night Light!
(This instructable was done all using the Keyboard Night Light!)
Step 1: Parts
"Cool! What do I need to make this project?!"
Well, this is what you need
The Keyboard Night Light is made in modules, so you can put together how many modules you want
Each module uses this parts:
- 2 Female Modu Pins (each one with 2 inputs).
- 4 LEDs (I used Blue ones)
- 4 68Ohm Resistors
- 1 Prototyping board
- Some Wires
"Nice! What tools do I need?!"
- Some Soldering Wire
- A Soldering Iron
- Some Shrink Tube
- Maybe a Desolderering-stuff-that-I-don't-know-the-name-in-English
Step 2: Building It
Let's get this started!
Well, it's pretty simple, for real
just follow the schematics at the picture!
if you do it right, than yay! You just made one module!
PS: Don't forget to mark which pin is the Positive and the Negative!
Step 3: Connecting It
"Ok, but what I use to connect the modules?"
Yeah! But you can solder cool Modu pins and secure them with some shrinking tube!
Step 4: Powering It
"Cool! But where I can plug this?"
Well, you can use any +5V Source
I used my computer's power supply, there's a +5V output on it's back
But you can use a USB cable too!
(I really need to add a switch to turn it off...) (EDIT! Check step 6!)
Step 5: Where Do I Put It?
Well, you need to cconsider your desk setup
Here's how I made it
Step 6: Now What?
So what's next?
Well, I will add a switch to turn it off and maybe a dimmer.
But if you have any other ideas let me know!
I temporarily added a switch to turn it off, i used 3M double-sided tape to glue everything up, pictures below
Step 7: Final Considerations
Well, that's it!
Thank you all :D please leave a commentary!
I plan to write more Instructables soon :D