Im new to thiese projects of making armour but was curious how do you wire the leds to a switch and battery (basically saying, i have no idea of anything to do with electronics)? im knew to these so please dont get to technical
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Wiring LED TO helmet#107-17-2007, 11:37 PMTags: None
#207-18-2007, 10:35 PMok heres my little LED tut
heres what you'll need
-flux paste (if you want it)
-red and black wire (i used 20 gau)
-resistors 100 ohm
1st you'll need to know that LEDs has a short (-) and a long (+) leg
plus if you look closely theres a small (+) and a fat (-) wire inside the
ok now you'll need to set up the LEDs bend a short leg out on one LED then on the other bend the long leg..this is called series
then add flux to one of the legs
then soilded them into series like so
now soilder a resistor to the longer leg which is the +
next soilder the red wire to the resistor then the switch
then soilder the connector to the red wire
now soilder the black wire to the short leg on the other LED
now just add the 9V and thats it
then do the same to the other side and add the red wire to the wire before the 9V and add the black to the black wire, use the electric tape to the exposed wires
#307-18-2007, 10:39 PMHow much does a soildering iron cost?
#407-18-2007, 10:41 PMthat one costabout $12 and theres some that cost more and some cost bit less depends where you go
- Jul 2007
#507-18-2007, 10:54 PMNice tut link! I'll definitely use this once I paint my helm.
#607-18-2007, 10:55 PM<div class='quotetop'>(link4044)</div><div class='quotemain'>that one costabout $12 and theres some that cost more and some cost bit less depends where you go</div>
#707-18-2007, 10:59 PMyour welcome guys
- Jun 2007
#807-18-2007, 11:06 PMthanks link, it really helps
- Jan 2007
#907-19-2007, 01:03 AMthat pretty much what i was gonna do but you got to it first and you're a master at this.
- Jul 2007
#1007-19-2007, 01:16 AMIf you're doing this, I'd say consider what lighting effect you want your LEDs to have on the armor.
There are a variety of LED styles out there, some are better for area lighting and some have a more focused cone of light.
#1107-19-2007, 01:18 AM<div class='quotetop'>(TheBlue)</div><div class='quotemain'>Tick Tock Link. Nah, just messing. I have some links to a site that might help somewhere...if I can find it.
:btw: MC Chris is awsome. The rapper, I mean. And you.</div>
Thanks But i'm of course not the original MC Chris, my name is chris i just think the MC part fits well with the website.
Can always depend on link for electronics, I'm mean he made a freakin awesome Battle rifle :hyper:
#1207-19-2007, 07:16 AMVery true. Link is a huge help to this site.
#1307-19-2007, 07:21 AMI think they should comend people on this site (not even sure what that means).
#1407-19-2007, 07:24 AM:agree: These people are on here just about 24/7 helping us. But I have no idea how we could reward them. Maybe by showing them their advise helped us so much.
#1507-19-2007, 07:32 AM