Have an old painting that could use a little lift? Maybe you want to light up a jar or a clock? LEDs can help add a little extra something and turn drab into fab.
LED is an acronym for Light Emitting Diode and they have been appearing in our devices since the early 1960’s. Over the years LED’s have become increasingly popular and can now be found in everything from our home lighting, cars and even our television and computer monitors.
LED’s are very inexpensive and easy to work with. In this post I will do my best to explain some of the basics to get started with your project.
Before we begin its a good idea to make sure you have the correct tools. A suggested list of tools can be found below:
At the bottom of this post I will have a list of good sources where you can purchase the tools.
The next step is to make sure you have the correct parts. Not only will you need LEDs, but you should also have a battery holder, resistors, an on/off switch, batteries, a length of wire and some solder.