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 Post subject: Building a Cosmic Cube for less than $30
PostPosted: March 13th, 2012, 5:54 am 
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Hey Everyone here is a simple tutorial on how to build a Cosmic Cube for relatively cheap.

Things you'll need:
-Blue Masking Tape: $2-3
-Photo Cube: $2
-Frosted Glass Spray: $3-4
-LED Pad from Auto Zone: $20 (White or Blue... Your preference)
-Small amount of double sided tape: $1-2
-Wire cutters
-Soldering Iron and a small bit of solder

1. Separate the photo Cube and cover the exterior of it with Blue Masking tape.
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2. Carefully spray one coat at a time on the inside of the two pieces of the photo cube until its reached the desired frosted look. Let it fully dry and remove blue tape.
(This photo is of the cube after the tape has been removed and put together to see how it looks all together)
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3. Remove the sticky back part of the LED and place in the center of the cube.
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(Here is a photo to check the look of the lights)
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4. Unfortunately there are no photos for this part. Next remove the batteries from the battery pack (Battery pack should come with the LED pad) find the connecters that mate with the LED connector. Using your wire cutters, shorten the wires to the desired length. Remember to leave yourself enough wire to strip the casing and re-solder onto the battery pack.

5. Carefully, using the soldering iron touch the wires already soldered to the battery pack, and remove the older wires. Next solder the new shorter wires onto the battery case posts.

6. Once everything has cooled, use the double sided tape to attach the battery pack inside the cube. Place batteries back into pack, and plug the wires together. Once it's done, it should look like this.
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Hope this helps! =)


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