USB LED Light

382

1

2

How to make a USB LED light.
It may look like alot but it is very simple

Step 1: Materials

1+x LED ( you may want a high power one, I used one from a computer that I have laying around.)
1x USB
Scissors/Wire Strippers
Electrical Tape/Solder
Soldering Iron (only if you are using solder and not electrical tape)

Step 2: LED

So First you need to cut the USB Plug to whatever length you want it to be...Mine is right on the Plug But it can be wherever. And Expose the wires on the inside of the sheath.

Step 3: Stripping

No, Your not actually gonna go strip...
Strip the wire in the USB plug the only wires you need are the RED and the BLACK. You can cut all the other wires off.
After you only have the RED and the BLACK wires your gonna wanna strip those wire but carefully the wire on the inside breaks easily if you strip them too fast.


PLEASE DON'T PAY ANY ATTENTION TO THE BLACK CAPTION ON THIS PICTURE...THIS PIC IS FROM A FRIEND AND HE PUT THAT IN THERE

Step 4: Putting It All Together

Now put the negative side of the LED to the Black wire, you can solder it or twist the wire around the prong,and tape it
Then The Positive to the RED wire.Twist or Solder. Tape.

If you want to you can built a housing unit for this of you can make a DUCT TAPE!!!(The builders ultimate weapon) house and just wrap it around a few times.

Now Your Done!! Test it out. It way only work for a few uses of it may work for a While but either way its a nice project to do on a rainy day.

Share

    Recommendations

    • Party Challenge

      Party Challenge
    • Fandom Contest

      Fandom Contest
    • Gardening Contest

      Gardening Contest

    2 Discussions

    0
    None
    PKM

    10 years ago on Introduction

    Are the images yours? The image notes on step 3 suggest not- if not, did you get permission from the owners? This idea has been done before, and in more detail- you should ideally check if an Instructable overly similar to yours has been posted before. I note you don't even have a current limiting resistor, which is bad for your LED and increases the danger of something bad happening to your computer if the LED wires accidentally short out.

    1 reply
    0
    None
    sergentslaughterPKM

    Reply 10 years ago on Introduction

    The images are from a friend that i do have permission from... Well this may have been done in another instructable but i shortened out mine because I am tight in time lately...