Intro: Nightlight Projector
This is a simple project I made not long ago. It looks nice, is simple to make, and will light up a room. Materials: Craft_sticks 1_LED Rocker_switch Button_cell_battery_holder NightLightProjectorLens (this can be made from my other instructable) Wire A_button_cell_battery_that_fits_your_holder Craft_glue Solder Electrical_tape Tools: Hands Drill Soldering_Iron
Step 1: Making the Box
For this step al you need to do is make a square with you craft sticks (try to center it) and then glue. Then you take the craft sticks and make the square into a platform by putting them side by side (length-wise) across the square and gluing when satisfied. You then proceed to make squares on top of the original square and gluing until the box is the desired height (Mine is approximately 2 inches.)
Step 2: Adding the LED
For this step you take a ruler and pencil and find the center of the floor of your box, mark it and drill a hole for your LED (Mine required a 3/16 drill bit) Note: before drilling the hole for the LED you will want to make a smaller pilot hole so you don't crack the wood. Now just add a dab of glue on the edges and around the hole and insert the LED snugly.(Don't worry about excess glue on the LED just take a damp rag and wipe it off before it dries)
Step 3: Wiring Up the Circuit
This step is easy, all you need to do is take a wire and solder it to the positive end of your LED then solder the other end of the wire to the positive end of the battery holder. Then you take a wire, solder it to the negative end of the LED then take and solder it to one connection of the switch then take another piece of wire and solder it to the other switch connection and the negative lead of the battery holder. Finally just wrap the connections in electrical tape.
Step 4: Making the Stand
This step is optional, but really helps. All you need to do is make a box like before but only make it tall enough to fit your components so you can set it down and admire your work.(My stand is approximately 1/3 of an inch)
Step 5: Test Your Projector
The title basically says it all, pop in a battery, flip the switch, and admire your hard work.