Step 3: Remove Interior Features

We need to create a flat area for the battery holder to live.

I used some electronics flush cutters to chew away at the plastic. It works quite well.

I also used a dremel tool to flatten out any bumps left by the flush cutter. You could use the dremel tool to cut off everything.
 I make one for my motorbike jacket...like wearable version
Ugh. You can see the coagulated sweat in the 4 way controller cutout.
Ya, pretty gross, eh? Not only that, but 20+ years of coagulated sweat. I was disgusted when I opened the controller. Even worse that it's not my own being a yard sale find.
  *makes barfing sound*
If anyone needs a controller, check out www.microtek.mybisi.com Great use man, I'm thinking Halloween safety.... Very slick.
Thanks tonnes for the guide. I'm quite proud of mine - I found a really retro switch, so mine looks just that bit cooler... but I guess the blackness of your makes it more authentic. Oh, and I made a belt too. Just cos I'm cool like that.
Awesome, I love the hack. If you make the holes even smaller it will take quite a bit of force to install the LEDs then no glue needed :). Can you use a 555 timer and high power transistor (from a second-hand store r/c car) to blink it?
Ya, that would work with the right size drill bit, which I didn't have. I really need to buy one of those nice indexed drill bit sets. The problem with a 555 is that it has a minimum operating voltage of 4.5V, so I would have to use more batteries, which wouldn't fit. Ideally I want to use 2AA and just cut a hole in the back for them to stick out and be easy to replace.
Cool! Very bright and protective! And nice butt shots! Yay!
Those are some sweet butt shots if I can say so myself! Also I linked to your LED belt on the last step because I want to make something similar to which this can be added on as the power pack.
This could work as a belt clip on or belt buckle too!

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