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#1 Noodleownz

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Posted 05 September 2009 - 10:38 AM

I got a bat man themed airtech 2000 and I thought it would be very cool to put yellow LEDS in it.

In this video:


The guy controls the LED's with a switch in the back of the gun and the plastic piece that houses the air hose, lights up. I want my AT2K to do this but instead of blue, I want yellow. So guys can you give me some help? I know nothing about electronics or any of that LED stuff. Thanks!

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Posted 05 September 2009 - 07:43 PM

When I was having trouble with some of this stuff NerfCrazy sent this to me and it really helped.

"I used this site to led mod an xbox 360 controller.
http://www.llamma.co...t... an LED.htm
Here is a calculator that calculates for single, series, and parallel LEDs. It also has a "guru" that creates a custom circuit.
[url="http://metku.net/index.html?sect=view&n=1&...dcalc/index_eng""]http://metku.net/index.html?sect=view&n=1&...index_eng"[/url]

I hope yours turns out well. I'm modding a 3K to have LEDs right now so I know how confusing it is. If you search on google for a few minutes though you can go from knowing absolutely nothing to knowing quite a bit.

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Posted 05 September 2009 - 08:34 PM

Both links don't work. Thanks for the effort though.
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Posted 05 September 2009 - 10:16 PM

Both links don't work. Thanks for the effort though.


Do you have a soldering gun? Because without thoat, you are pretty much hopeless. I'm sure google can help you , or maybe you could PM the guy who made that 2k for the knowledge part, but you are definitely going to need the gun.
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Posted 05 September 2009 - 11:13 PM

I got a soldering gun. I was thinking on getting a 9V battery and 3 or 4 LED's from Radio Shack. Hooking them up to the 9v battery and soldering an on and off switch to it. Of course running a series setup. Tell me if I'm wrong.
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Posted 05 September 2009 - 11:29 PM

I got a soldering gun. I was thinking on getting a 9V battery and 3 or 4 LED's from Radio Shack. Hooking them up to the 9v battery and soldering an on and off switch to it. Of course running a series setup. Tell me if I'm wrong.


You could read the writeup for the Clear Mav with LEDs, I believe he did that exact same thing. I know nothing about electricity.
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Posted 06 September 2009 - 12:14 AM

I got a soldering gun. I was thinking on getting a 9V battery and 3 or 4 LED's from Radio Shack. Hooking them up to the 9v battery and soldering an on and off switch to it. Of course running a series setup. Tell me if I'm wrong.


I don't think the 9v battery is ideal for LEDs, but it will work for what you want to do.

What's wrong is series. You'll want to do parallel, in series, the first LED is brightest, then the others just fade.

Also, I'm fairly certain you'll want a resistor to not blow your LEDs, check it out on the calculator to see what one. Don't solder directly to the battery, of course, get a set of hook ups, or steal one from another toy/device.
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Posted 06 September 2009 - 01:33 AM

You will need a 9V battery, a battery snap that connects to the 9V battery, which ever LEDs you would like, some solder, a soldering iron, and various resistors(use the calculator to determine which ones). You should set them up into a parallel circuit. If you need help on setting that up look on google that way you will not only do it yourself but you will learn in the process.
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Posted 09 September 2009 - 06:49 PM

9V will burn out 3 ultrabrights from radioshack, you will need resistors. i reccomend a 330 ohm 1/4 watt resistor. I used it on my maverick mod.
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Posted 10 September 2009 - 09:53 PM

I would use quad-AA's. That's what i used on my LED LS. They have a higher amperage I think. Well they live longer and are no powerful, because you really don't need more than 1.5 volts.
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Posted 11 September 2009 - 08:22 PM

Now, I know that this is my first post, but I know a little about electricity. First what you have to think of is the maximum voltage that an LED can take, which is (usually) 3 volts.

If you choose parallel, all of the LEDs recieve the same voltage, which is the maximum a baterry can put out. So, if you use a 9 volt battery, unless you want to fry your LED's, don't use parallel. Instead, use 3 volts in parallel.

If you choose series, each LED will get an equal amount of voltage. If you want to use 3 LEDs, you will need 9 volts.


So, all of it depends on what you want to do. post, but I know a little about electricity. If you want to use a lot of LED's, the best option is to go in parallel.

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