those are cool my friend
Yeah, one is hopefully it'll show up today. Another is those extra LEDS that I ordered still in the air. Even if yours doesn't make it in time, I will still use my factory if the LEDs make it first. I have a spare set either way.Pretty sweet! It's Thursday, hopefully that taillight made it?
Thanks. I can't wait, either.nice work man. looks great. cant wait to see em lit up
How to solder? You'll need non-lead Rosin Core Iron (Rosin Core Solder (8.0 oz.) - RadioShack.com) and solder iron (15-Watt Soldering Iron with Grounded Tip - RadioShack.com) from Radio Shack. Plug the solder iron in for about 15 minutes. Test if it's hot enough by touching it to the rosin core iron. If it melts the rosin core iron, then it's hot enough. One hand holds the solder iron, the other hand holds the rosin core iron, touch both to the point where you want it to have contact. Practice a couple times will make you familiar. It isn't hard.That looks great! You need to do a writeup on the soldering so all us stupid guys can do it, lol. How did you affix the board inside the tail light?
Definitely painting the perfboard will add more reflection to the light. Painting either white or silver will make the light reflect better. But I didn't do it on mine. For now, I will just leave them as are.Looks cool! The guys on the motorcycle forum I belong to like to do this mod to their tail light. Did you consider painting the perfboard before installing all the LED's. Might look cool.
Basically, if you use a series of 3 and above, you don't need a register for that series. However, you can use a register on the series of LEDs to dim the light since it will draw some current/voltage.So your only using the on resistor for the entire board? What type of resistor is it? I ordered LED's thatt came with resistor's but I thought it needed a Resistor per each series of four? Need to get the stats for the LED's and resistor's I guess. They look great lit up byt the way. Nice job!