LED Bulb for Arduino

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Hi! In this Instructable, I will be showing you how to create a LED bulb that you can connect to an Arduino, or a battery. You can incorporate this into your existing projects!

You will need:

A Straw

Some Wire

An LED

An Old Light Bulb

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Step 1: How Out the Original Bulb

For instructions on hollowing out the bulb, follow this Instructable: Credits Electrospark

Step 2: Set Up the LED

For this step you will need a straw and a wire. Cut the wire a bit longer than the straw and thread through the straw. Connect the wire to the LED. It should look like the photo.

Step 3: Poke the LED in the Bulb

Cut a piece of styrofoam to fit in the bottom of the bulb. Poke a hole in the middle enough for the straw to fit through. Then push the straw in the hole.

Step 4: Add to Your Existing Project

This makes a good indicator light for your existing project. Enjoy! (Sorry for the bad quality photos I'll try to update them!)

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    4 Discussions

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    Electrospark

    4 years ago on Introduction

    Thanks for crediting me with the link to my instructable! :)

    It's strange, I am making an instructable on how to make a Steampunk LED lamp out of old light bulbs and I actually put LED's in the light bulbs the same way than you without knowing it!

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    dan3008

    4 years ago on Introduction

    fog the glass of the bulb, and although dimmer, it would look like the whole bulb was lit up :)