Introduction: All Surface LED Throwies

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An LED throwie that can go on many surfaces and isn't magnetic.

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Stuff You Need:
Battery (button type) 2032 3V
Clay, Scalpy, Playdoh, something....

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Take the battery and the LED, slip the longer wire (remembering that, that is the + one) and slip that over the top which should have the positive sign one it. same with the bottem
(repeat with more led's)

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Tape to secure the LED's on the battery
(Glue or epoxy could be used if you really want)

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Now take your clay or what ever and form it around the battery so that the LED's are sticking out at one end. Make it semi long like a dart kinda just thicker... any way now your done. Take that and whip it against bricks or concrete.

I know that scalpie doesn't work all that well, playdoh or silly puddy might work better, its still in the beta stage (lol) so I'm profecting it but I though I'd let you guys have a wing at it to see what you come up with. (Ihave pics but their not working right now, but they should be up soon.)


citebaid (author)2010-06-17

i haven't tried. but non drying clay seams like it would work well. you might want to warm it up before trying to get it to stick to something tho. easy to get at any craft stores and walmart and such places have it some times. and it comes in different colors to match your led :P

Glockenator (author)2010-01-21

some of the clay or sticky tacks or whatever you need to whip at the wall in order for it to stick

csmiler (author)2008-04-17

if you stick an led throwie to your cars extended antenna you would be able to find your car at night.

viacin (author)csmiler2008-08-24

how about covering the car with em instead.

csmiler (author)viacin2008-08-25

That would be awsome ,but a temptation for car theives

codongolev (author)csmiler2008-09-17

unless they were all attached to a remote-controlled unit that shocked anyone who touched them. then it would be a security device.

mettaurlover (author)codongolev2009-01-06

or just hooked up to camera flash capacitors. and i'm not talking about those wimpy things in disposable cameras. i'm talking about the kind that are the size of rolls of film and the HUGE nes!

codongolev (author)mettaurlover2009-01-07

yeah. just hide one o' them bad boys wired to contacts in the handle. and make something to discharge them at the touch of a button.

nachobobs (author)codongolev2009-12-20

 That's what she said......

Shut Up Now (author)codongolev2009-03-15

you know, someone recently picked the lock on my car and tried (and failed) to hotwire it. it would be cool if yo u make a system that shocks anyone who touches your car while it is locked. couldnt be too hard...

I was thinking... couldn't you just pick the lock of the car (ignition key) to start it up if you were able to pick the door lock?

i guess the guy ran out of time or panicked. either way, i am happy to have my car.

Maybe he saw a nicer lookin' car drive by and thought that he didn't want your car anymore.

mettaurlover (author)Shut Up Now2009-10-03

not too hard to do that; just yank out the ignition and connect the two wires.

no; that requires contact between two points inside the lock as well as being turned in order to work; it's two sets of contacts:one outside the cylinder and one set through the cylinder. this allows the current to pass that starts the car once those contacts meet.

Oh ok i didn't know that there was a current going through there. I guess it makes sense that you can just hot wire a car.

yeah... the key's only a key and it's only a lock so you can't turn the car on with a wet popsicle stick...

Oh ok. Thanks.

welcome. ~~ Sanity is optional. That's why I don't have any. ~~

rocketman221 (author)Shut Up Now2009-03-16

hookup an oil burner ingnition transformer to the body of the car.

Yerboogieman (author)viacin2009-03-26

My car is plastic. =D

Charles IV (author)2007-06-02

if u let toothpaste dry then roll it into balls that works well for sticking to things...

MrPyro1010 (author)Charles IV2009-04-04

i see someone has way too much time on their hands XD

NozeDive (author)2009-02-17

I've seen blinking LEDs that don't require any other components... they blink all on their own. Now, if I could find an infrared blinking LED, I could make a throwie out of it, and use one of the many "digital camera to night vision" hacks, and I would have an infrared strobe, just like the military. I could mark buildings, people, or vehicles with a strobe light that could only be seen with night vision... SWEET!

Junkyard John (author)2006-05-15

These would be good for spelunking.

Von Klaus (author)Junkyard John2006-07-06

not really when you spelunk or cave (as it is called by cavers not spelunkers) you need 3 sourses of light, and they have to be big. like a head lamp and 2 flashlights. then after that use the LED but it really wont help that much. a good LED headlamp has about 8 or more. and yes i am a caver.

Junkyard John (author)Von Klaus2006-12-02

I was thinking more as a bread crumb trail back to the exit, not as a headlamp

viacin (author)Junkyard John2008-08-24

lol ya, make like 500 of em and drop them behind you. better hope the light monster doesnt eat em though!

Junkyard John (author)viacin2008-08-24

No, no, the light monster lurks in the sewers, not the caves!

that WOULD work; and you could also make a grenade-like thing to scatter them all over the place as a sort of flare in case you got lost so people could find you!

DELTA3X9 (author)Junkyard John2008-06-13

i was climbing around in some lava tubes a couple of weeks ago and sure wish i had these little "bread crumbs" .good one..


Big_Duke (author)2008-10-10

Is there any way to make a type of glue that would not damage fabrics? I was thinking of making one of these for an adapted game of "tag" for night play.

mettaurlover (author)Big_Duke2009-01-06

you can use inside out duct tape

mettaurlover (author)2009-01-06

i use inside-out duct tape for the sticky; it sticks really well! also, you could use super glue on it and apply it a few hours efore you throw it; it will be permanant that way:)!

godfreyandthandi (author)2008-12-22

you know its kinda funny how many daeros get lured places by a throwie at night.. also when drunk people try to get them out of trees XD

worditsseb (author)2008-02-08

you can water down fun tac

csmiler (author)worditsseb2008-04-17

you can also water down soap

codongolev (author)csmiler2008-09-17


aljobar (author)2008-07-23

We have this stuff in Australia called knead it. There's probably the same stuff all over the world. It's basically a 2 part epoxy paste that you knead together. It's fairly solid to begin with, then after 10 minutes or so it sets ROCK HARD. That would be awesome to use

Radioactive_Legos (author)2008-07-07

You might be able to use those little rubber hand things that you slap on walls and stuff and they stick (that is, if you found a way to attach it to the throwie.

NozeDive (author)2008-04-26

I've never heard of this before. What are they for? Just for fun? They kinda look like Hollywood C4... COOL! »Tony

gbiondo (author)2007-11-23

i would have used double-sided to wrap it instead of a magnet.

gamma_fear (author)2007-09-03

Just wrap tape around it backwards.

Kloudge (author)2007-08-19

im from australia and i have no idea were to get LED

lucidion (author)Kloudge2007-08-27

Jaycar Electronics is probably your best bet. They looked reasonably priced even when taking into account shipping to the UK.

Kloudge (author)lucidion2007-08-27

thanx heas ill try that

rockstar211 (author)2007-08-17

Another thing you could use is dubble sided tape just try not to touch it too much, and throw it by the LED. Atleast thats how i thought they were made when I first saw them on youtube.

sylverflame (author)2007-07-19

Chew up bubble gum. That'll stick to anything, is cheap, and isn't activated until needed.

lukeair45 (author)sylverflame2007-08-05

just don't let the gum get hard

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