LED CHRISTMAS TREE ON PLEXIGLAS

Here is an instructable of making a simple christmas tree with LED's. It shines a constant light and is powered by 4 1.5 V (AA) bateries.

Step 1: PARTS:

COMPONENTS:

  • plexiglas [225x274] mm
  • 5x yellow LED's 5mm
  • 8x red LED's 5mm
  • 27x green LED's 5mm
  • 1x pushbutton switch
  • 1x battery holder (dimensions about: [63x63] mm for
  • 4x 1.5V AA batteries
  • 40x resistors 190Ω (or close but more)
  • some wires (optional)
  • base (I used a cut piece of wood painted gold)

TOOLS:

  • drill
  • soldering iron
  • spray paint

PROJECT:

Step 2: PLANNING

Stick a sheet of paper with a project printed on it to plexiglas with double-sided tape.
You can use mine or make your own in AutoCad, Photoshop etc.

Step 3: DRILLING

Drill holes in indicated points and remove a sheet of paper.

Step 4: PLACING LED'S

Place LED's inside the holes.

Step 5: SOLDERING

Solder the LED's with resistors and connect everything together.

Step 6: INSTALLING PUSHBUTTON SWITCH AND BATTERY HOLDER

As above. Drill a hole for placing pushbutton switch and fasten battery holder in indicated place. Then solder it with circuit.

Step 7: PAINTING

Make your own base for LED Christmas Tree and paint the back of plexiglas gold.

Step 8: CLEANING

Remove the protecting foil cover from plexiglas and voilà! Your LED CHRISTMAS TREE ON PLEXIGLAS is done!

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    Great lit Christmas tree design. I like how it is flat enough that you could hang it on the wall too.

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    Thanks a lot! That's my first instructable. Yeah I planned to do that but I was afraid of short circuit. Building over it's back with another plexiglas could fix that.