Overview

Add a strip of flexible silicone faux neon lights to your bike basket in this great beginner project. No previous experience with electronics is necessary. If you can use a screwdriver and zip ties, you can add some bright glowy neon-like lights to practically anything!

This tutorial will cover how to connect a battery pack to a strip of Flexible Silicone Neon-Like LED lights and how to easily attach it to a bike basket.

Pick your favorite color and get started!

Parts

  • Bike Basket - Consider that the lights are 1 meter long if purchasing a new bike basket.
  • Zip Ties
  • Vinyl tape (optional)
  • Velcro & hot glue (optional)

Flexible Silicone Neon-Like LED Strip - 1 Meter

PRODUCT ID: 3862
Here at Adafruit we love discovering new and exotic glowing things. Like moths to the flame, we were intrigued by these fresh Flexible Silicone Neon-Like LED...
$13.95
IN STOCK

Female DC Power adapter - 2.1mm jack to screw terminal block

PRODUCT ID: 368
If you need to connect a DC power wall wart to a board that doesn't have a DC jack - this adapter will come in very handy! There is a 2.1mm DC jack on one end, and a screw terminal...
OUT OF STOCK

8 x AA battery holder with 5.5mm/2.1mm Plug and On/Off Switch

PRODUCT ID: 875
Make a portable power brick with plenty of juice! Use Alkaline AA's for a 12V 3000-4000mAh power supply, or rechargeable NiMH for 2000mAh 9.6V supply. Either one is good for running...
$5.95
IN STOCK

Tools

Flush diagonal cutters

PRODUCT ID: 152
These are the best diagonal cutters, large super-comfortable grip to use and have strong nippers for perfect trimming of wires and leads. I've used my pair every day for years.
$7.25
IN STOCK

Adafruit Pocket Screwdriver - Black

PRODUCT ID: 3284
Have you ever been in a situation where you desperately needed a screwdriver right away? Now you can have one at-the-ready all the time — enter the...
$1.50
IN STOCK
This guide was first published on Feb 27, 2019. It was last updated on Feb 27, 2019. This page (Overview) was last updated on Oct 30, 2019.