I was in need of an inspection lamp to find a water leak within the false roof of my house and after putting an old web cam on the end of a stick I needed some light so I decided to make this:
Step 1: Parts Needed
1 usb cam
1 china LED lamp
1 plastic card (credit card type)
some hard wire and cables
Two 7.2v batteries
Step 2: Getting the LED Strips From the Bulb
By popping the top of the bulb I then un-soldered the four LED stips I needed
Step 3: Wiring
I then stuck the strips to a plastic card cutout and wired them in parallel so they each received the 14.4v.
I used the wires to attach this to the USB lamp.
Step 4: Power Supply
With two 7.2v batteries from my remote control cars connected in series I powered up the lights with the needed 14.4v.
Step 5: End Product
At last I had a super bright inspection lamp that I connected to my laptop and could find the water leak.
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