Yey, my First Instructable :D
In this Instructable I will show you how to build a simple warm-white Ambilight from the IKEA Ledberg LED-Strips.
At first the Materials:
1x IKEA Ledberg (3 LED Strips + Power Supply)
Double Sided Adhesive Tape
Small Drill bit (2mm oder smaller)
Something to use the Drill (Dremel, Drillpress, Cordless Drill)
3rd Hand (Optional)
Step 1: Get Rid of the Housing
The Ledberg LED Strips are designed to create one big Strip by just sticking them together.
But we want to have 3 single Strips with 2 90° Angles in between (Right, Top and Left)
In order of achieving this we need to get Rid of the Housing.
Use the Drillbit and your Drill to push the little securing pin into the Housing.
You don't need to drill! Just push it!
You need to to that 3 times as we have 3 Strips with one Pin each.
After removing the Pin you can just ull the strip out of the Housing.
Step 2: Desolder LED Strip Plug
Desolder the Plugs from the Strip as shown above.
Step 3: Strip Down Power Supply Plug
Remove the housing of the power supply plug.
It's very easy to open.
After opening it, peel the cable out of the "maze" and push the plug housing back as shown above.
Step 4: Solder It!
Now just desolder the wire from the plug and solder it to the first strip
Step 5: Connect All 3 Stripes
First solder your wire to the end of the First strip,
then calculate the needed lenght of the wire depending on your monitor and solder it to the 2nd strip.
Attention to the Polarity!
now repeat it for the 3rd strip
finally attach the stripes to the monitor with some double sided adhesive tape
Step 6: Finished
And all done!