1: Rubber Grommet set, these grometts are essential when mounting your own electronics as they provide vibration protection as well as waterproofing and corrosion resistance. the kit will last you the rest of your natural born life.
2: 60 watt soldering iron "the cheap one" and spare tips.
3: one spool of rosin core solder of whatever ratio suits your fancy.
4: A package of heat shrink tubing that is used to insulate the naked wiring that you undoubtedly have after soldering your stuff together. The pack will last you 100 thousand years.
4: A heat gun or a bic lighter or a hair dryer to shrink the insulation.
5: LEDS of the brighness level that you require (details to come)
6: Resistors of appropriate rating to suit your LEDS (details to come)
7: LED holder, (the chrome threaded mounts that I use are one of many different options, but they look the coolest and they focus the light much like a flashlight, making the LEDs even more visible during daylight)
8: Alligator clips, these will give you the extra hands you need to cradle your componets as you will see in the pictures for just a few cents each.
*Note: Loose the grommet set, solder, iron,heat gun, and you are left with basic componets from radioshack totalling perhaps 15 dollars.
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