How to Illuminate Your Bicycle Wheel – Material needed for ONE wheel:
LED strip SMD 3528 in silicone (120 led / meter) – 1 m.
Twisted pair internet cable – 1 m.
Battery compartment with a “crown” switch – 1 pc.
Battery “crown” 9 V.
Female-to-male power connector – 1 pc.
Plastic ties 25 cm – 3 pcs.
Silicone sealant (transparent) – 1 tube.
Moment glue (transparent) – 1 tube.
List of tools for work:
Soldering iron with a thin tip 25 W.
Tin and flux.
Stationery knife, scissors, wire cutters.
As you may have guessed, all the material must be multiplied by 2, except for silicone and glue, which is enough for your head, there will still be quite a lot. I took the LED strip in different colors. I took a white one for the front wheel, and a red one for the rear, so that it was a little more original and not like everyone else’s. And you already do as you like – one color or a combination of several. There are also RGB strips with a controller, but such backlighting will cost you a lot more and will be more time consuming. Well, we have decided on all this and now we can start directly to work.
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Cutting the tape
To glue the first wheel, take the LED strip and carefully cut 35 pieces of 2.5 cm with scissors at the cut points indicated by the corresponding sign. Thus, you will use up 87.5 cm from the whole piece, even if you have 36 spokes on the bike wheel. Then take a small clerical knife and strip the silicone from both sides of the contacts on each piece of tape. After you’re done with the last one, you will need to tin these contacts with a soldering iron. This concludes the preparatory work. Let’s move on to the next step.
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