A project log for Trash light

Using throwaway materials and electronics, create a custom mood light that emphasizes recycling/upcycling

j0z0r pwn4tr0nj0z0r pwn4tr0n 08/09/2014 at 17:250 Comments

I have been moving across town the past couple weeks for cheaper rent and I haven't had much time to work on my projects. Also, half the stuff is in boxes right now and my workbench(I use the term loosely) is empty and waiting to be rebuilt. However, I have decided what I'm gonna use as the base:

A lid to a five gallon pickle bucket sourced for free from a local business. They were just going to throw it out anyway, so this goes well with my trash theme.

It also has eight evenly spaced notches cut in the lid, which is the same number of lights I will be using. Although I could just measure the angles, this will save time and effort as I can just line up my holes and go. The last part of my project came in the mail a couple days ago:

All the resistors I need for the LEDs!!! I have to put one on each LED. I was thinking about just putting one in each three bulb fixture on the ground side, but I may wish to turn on multiple LEDs in one fixture. Plus it is better practice to put the resistors on the hot side of the component. The next update should be me actually constructing the whole thing. I still need to figure out how to hang it, but not too bad so far.