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The Best of Instructables Volume I by The editors at MAKE magazine and Instructables.com

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Electric Umbrella

Turn an ordinary umbrella into something whimsical and magical By John Kowalski

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Figure A: The Electric Umbrella

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Figure B: 1. Soldering gun 2. X-Acto knife 3. Masking tape 4. Solder 5. SMD LEDs (still in their packing material) 6. Solder wick to remove excess solder 7. Mini flashlight (it’s hard to see those tiny LEDs when it’s dark!) 8. The ends of the wire—you’ll apply power here to see all the LEDs light up! 9. Solder LEDs here!

The Electric Umbrella will glow with many pinpoints of light. Carry the sun and the stars with ...

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