Wiring LED TO helmet


MC Chris

Well-Known Member
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
 

link4044

Sr Member
ok heres my little LED tut
heres what you'll need
what_you_need.jpg

-soilder iron
-soilder
-flux paste (if you want it)
-red and black wire (i used 20 gau)
-resistors 100 ohm
-white LEDs
-switch
-9V
-9V connector

1st you'll need to know that LEDs has a short (-) and a long (+) leg
led2.jpg

plus if you look closely theres a small (+) and a fat (-) wire inside the
head
led.jpg

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
long_short.jpg

then add flux to one of the legs
add_flux.jpg

then soilded them into series like so
wired_in_series.jpg

now soilder a resistor to the longer leg which is the +
resistor.jpg

next soilder the red wire to the resistor then the switch
wireswitch.jpg

then soilder the connector to the red wire
switch_inline.jpg

now soilder the black wire to the short leg on the other LED
all_wired_up.jpg

now just add the 9V and thats it
done.jpg

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
 

FinAeros

Well-Known Member
If 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.
 

MC Chris

Well-Known Member
TheBlue said:
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.

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:
 
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TheBlue

Well-Known Member
: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.
 

SGT Razor

Well-Known Member
Is there a certain type of resister, or can I just grab one offa anything? What if I use watch batteries? Do I need a resister then?
 
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