Updated: April 04, 2011
ROBBY THE ROBOT LIGHT KIT
This is a cast armature that houses various LED's to
illuminate your Polar Lights Robby the Robot kit.
There are three separate circuits:
1. The "ear" LED's that illuminate the clear portions of
Robbie's Ears/fins. Two LED's. If the fins on Robbie's ear are
left clear (not painted ) these LED's will make the fins glow
SPECIAL EDITION BLUE! Some of my firends have drilled a hole
in the chrome cone shaped ear parts ( I beleive they are
called Weapons Neutralizers). This allows the blue light to
shine through just like the movie robot.
2. The saxophone tube LED's - three LED's - allow you to light
up the beautiful clear plastic tubes under Robbieâ€™s Dome. You
Just have to drill small holes were the tubes mount and the
clear plastic acts like a light tube to great effect! With
three LED's you get nice, even lighting - looks really cool.
3. The most important - The Mouth LED. This LED is high output
BLUE. The shape of the armature is such that it forms a "light
box" that will keep the light from bleeding through other
parts of the robot. You can paint the light box flat black to
further enhance this effect.
All resistors and connections have been cast into the armature
for a nice clean assembly. Simply glue the armature inside
Robbie's head and your done. You don't have to waste hours of
time fabricating mounts for separate LED's. All three circuits
can be operated independently and run off a 9V battery (or
other 9VDC source). The ribbon cable can be run through the
bottom of Robbie's foot and connected to your switches,
microprocessor, or whatever device you plan on using to
activate the lights.