Make a glittering LED constellation jammed in resin — with no soldering!

By Kris DeGraeve


Photography by Kris DeGraeve

I wanted to make a night light with LEDs encased in resin that required no soldering — I can solder but I don’t really like to. The project turned out to be one of my favorites, and beyond being a little tweaky getting all of the LEDs set, it’s simple. The power comes from 2 coin batteries, so there’s no risk of shock. And the finished product is a glossy, atmospheric light with a soft glow that looks great between my Martian lunch box and little plastic dudes landing on the moon.

1. Make a template.

First you’ll ...

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