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Tim Burmeister
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Joined: 11 Jan 2007
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 11, 2007 6:39 am    Post subject: Need Help! Reply with quote

Hello,
my name is Tim and im 14years old and im from Germany!Im working in a group
with other Kids and one Leader! So we want to build a rotating led globe and we dont know where to buy the items which we need!Do you sell anything or can you give us links?Please message back!Thanks in advance!
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precisewitem
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Joined: 07 Dec 2006
Posts: 130
Location: NY

PostPosted: Thu Jan 11, 2007 8:44 am    Post subject: LED links Reply with quote

For the LEDs you should try http://www.superbrightleds.com/

Radioshack will be a good start if you do not already have a soldering iron and solder as you can buy a kit that comes with everything for $7.99.
It is also a good place to pick up your wire and cleaning supplies as well.

A great site for low 1/4 and 1/8 wattage resistors is:
http://www.electronicplus.com/

You may want to try a local craft/art or hobby store for the globe you will be using. You may also want to check with the earthscience department in your school to see if you can get one through them.

I've just completed my first LED project and I've purchased from these two website links I'm giving you. Both had great shipping and the products are high quality at fair prices. Alan also sells some of these things on his website I hear. Check out my wireless xbox 360 controller LED mod http://forum.hackedgadgets.com/viewtopic.php?t=938
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Nginuity
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Joined: 13 Nov 2006
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 11, 2007 10:02 am    Post subject: Re: LED links Reply with quote

precisewitem wrote:
For the LEDs you should try http://www.superbrightleds.com/


Alan (the site admin) has a store too with all LED's you need. He also has the resistors:
http://alan-parekh.vstore.ca/

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Radioshack will be a good start if you do not already have a soldering iron and solder as you can buy a kit that comes with everything for $7.99.
It is also a good place to pick up your wire and cleaning supplies as well.


If you have a neighborhood electronics store, rather than Radio Shack, I suggest you go there instead. I have nothing against them, but they have higher prices, and unless you want to buy a cell phone, the salesman will most likely not be able to assist you with something you have a question about. I was in a pinch and needed some components on Monday, and I ended up spending over 20 dollars for 8 dollars worth of parts.
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Tim Burmeister
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 16, 2007 1:04 pm    Post subject: Re: LED links Reply with quote

Nginuity wrote:
precisewitem wrote:
For the LEDs you should try http://www.superbrightleds.com/


Alan (the site admin) has a store too with all LED's you need. He also has the resistors:
http://alan-parekh.vstore.ca/

Quote:

Radioshack will be a good start if you do not already have a soldering iron and solder as you can buy a kit that comes with everything for $7.99.
It is also a good place to pick up your wire and cleaning supplies as well.


If you have a neighborhood electronics store, rather than Radio Shack, I suggest you go there instead. I have nothing against them, but they have higher prices, and unless you want to buy a cell phone, the salesman will most likely not be able to assist you with something you have a question about. I was in a pinch and needed some components on Monday, and I ended up spending over 20 dollars for 8 dollars worth of parts.

Thanks for your Information!Is there a tutoorial how to built a rotating led globe?
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Alan
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Joined: 29 Jan 2006
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Location: Winnipeg, MB

PostPosted: Tue Jan 16, 2007 4:58 pm    Post subject: Re: LED links Reply with quote

Tim Burmeister wrote:
Nginuity wrote:
precisewitem wrote:
For the LEDs you should try http://www.superbrightleds.com/


Alan (the site admin) has a store too with all LED's you need. He also has the resistors:
http://alan-parekh.vstore.ca/

Quote:

Radioshack will be a good start if you do not already have a soldering iron and solder as you can buy a kit that comes with everything for $7.99.
It is also a good place to pick up your wire and cleaning supplies as well.


If you have a neighborhood electronics store, rather than Radio Shack, I suggest you go there instead. I have nothing against them, but they have higher prices, and unless you want to buy a cell phone, the salesman will most likely not be able to assist you with something you have a question about. I was in a pinch and needed some components on Monday, and I ended up spending over 20 dollars for 8 dollars worth of parts.

Thanks for your Information!Is there a tutoorial how to built a rotating led globe?


You can see an example of one here:
http://hackedgadgets.com/2006/05/07/spinning-led-globe/

There is a link to the main project, he is selling the plans however if you explain what you want it for you might get it for no cost...
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