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HOW TO MAKE

LED HOLDER IN SMALL EKET

This guide is part of:

HOW TO BUILD A IKEA EKET CONNECTED GROW BOX

Welcome to the website guide of the Eket V2 build video guide.
With two separate chambers this build can do continuous supply in a very small package.

This guide is done with a small and a big eket, but you could do it with two large ones to allow longer vegging, in this case you can do the second eket for vegging with just 2 panels instead of 4.

The normal power usage for this build is below 50w total, which means less than $5/month for veg (4) and $3/month in bloom (3).

The new cardboard compression chamber of the blower allows for a quieter build and makes the carbon filter setup much simpler.

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Aaaaand now we're back for another cardboard craft;
the point of this one is to keep a small gap between the led panel and the surface behind.
This will help with heat dissipation from the panel.

What you'll need

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Craft knife scalpel BY Haice store

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Make precise cuts; avoid your fingers

  • Precision knives: precision caving knife with fine blade no. 11 for better cuts, very sharp blade

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Sandblaster coarse sandpaper BY 3M

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Roughing up a surface for better adhesiveness

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#1

Print the pattern

done

The veg box LED will be installed on the ceiling of the small eket so the holder is a bit different from the big eket.

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Use double sided tape to stick the pattern to the cardboard

done

If you are still unfamiliar with the secret SGL double sided tape recipe here it is:
take a small piece of regular tape and join the 2 ends with the sticky part on the outside.

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#3

Cut plain lines

done

Cut the plain red lines (outer lines and rectangles inside).

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#4

Incise dashed lines

done

These 4 dashed lines will be bent, incise along those for easier bending.
Do not cut through.

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#5

Bend cardboard along the incised lines

done

Gently bend the LED holder to it's final shape.

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#6

Tape the LED to the holder

done

Taping the LED to the holder is a simple and convenient way of attaching them.
Glue residue can be easily removed with iso.

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#7

Tape the LED holder shut

done

Bend the the 2 flaps back and tape them together.

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Glue the LED holder in place

done

Best use sandpaper to rough up the area for better adherence.
Plug the LED cable before gluing the holder in place.

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Next

HOW TO CONNECT THE VEG BOX TO THE CONTROLLER

Last step of this build, we'll plug the veg box led panel, ventilation and sensor to the controller.
The controller can manage up to three boxes simultaneously, the setup of the second box is done simply thanks to the app.

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