Step 1: Tools and Parts
- Soldering Iron - not essential as the whole project could be done using wire wrapping techniques. I started off with the soldering iron so a lot of the joins were made with the soldering iron.
- Side cutters - for trimming component leads
- Long nose pliers
- Jewelry wire - I raided this from my daughters supply. Looks to be about 1/64" thick and is silver coated which makes it easy to solder
- 10 x 8pin DIP integrated circuits
- 1 x Feature IC - anythng in a bigger package will do to define the center of the bracelet. You could also use the smaller dip packages all the way round for a different style.
- 8 x 100nF decoupling capacitors ( look like blue beads ) (http://www.radioshack.com/product/index.jsp?productId=12401429)
- 4 x 1/4W 10% resistors any value will do - we are using them for cosmetic puposes
- 2 x 1N1418 Diodes (http://www.radioshack.com/product/index.jsp?productId=2062587) - look like glass beads
Step 2: Center Piece
The center piece was placed in the center with the wire running underneath the chip between the legs and the plastic body of the IC. A small dot of solder was used to fix the chip to the wire at each end.
Then the same process was applied to the second piece of wire. You should end up with the center piece fixed to two roughly parallel hoops.