How do I Make Light Boxes for Discos?

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How do I Make Light Boxes for Discos?
Light boxes add atmosphere to a disco. (disco image by SemA from

Light boxes showcase different coloured lights arranged in a design. In a dark room, such as a disco, the lights give off a coloured glow to the walls around them and add atmosphere to the room. You can make your own light box using a plastic project box and a few LED lights.

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Things you need

  • Pencil
  • Ruler
  • Four rows of LCD lights
  • Electric drill
  • 4.5mm drill bit
  • Project box
  • Black wire
  • Four coloured wires
  • Soldering gun
  • Wire strippers
  • Uniboard

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  1. 1

    Use a pencil and a ruler to trace four straight rows an equal distance apart across the project box. Mark a dot where you want each LCD light to go.

  2. 2

    Use an electric drill with a 4.5mm drill bit to drill holes into the marks you made for the LED lights. Drill another hole on the side of the project box.

  3. 3

    Use your hand to pry open the centre seam and open the project box.

  4. 4

    Insert the LED lights through the holes, ensuring they are all facing the same direction.

  5. 5

    Use a soldering gun to bend and solder each of the four rows, connecting the negative and positives together.

  6. 6

    Loop a black wire around each negative row. Attach the wire to second black wire and push the second wire through the hole on the side of the project box.

  7. 7

    Solder one of the coloured wires to one positive row of LED lights and run the wire through the hole in the side of the project box. Repeat this step for the other three positive rows using a different coloured wire.

  8. 8

    Use wire strippers to strip off 5mm on each of the five wires and tin the ends.

  9. 9

    Tin pin the doughnut the "0", "1", "2" and "4" doughnut pads on the Uniboard.

  10. 10

    Attach one coloured wire to pin "0." Attach a second coloured wire to pin "1." Attach the third coloured wire to pin "2." Attach the fourth coloured wire to pin "4," and attach the black wire to the negative pad.

  11. 11

    Turn the Uniboard on to ensure the LED lights turn on in the project box.

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