This instructable details the creation of a bracelet made from scrap electronic components. I work at an office where components are periodically scrapped when newer circuit designs are released. The scrapped IC components for this bracelet were rescued for art purposes before they found their way into the recycling bin. The featured integrated circuit in the middle of the design was recovered from a circuit board repair. 

Step 1: Tools and Parts

The tools for this project include:
  • 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
The supplies
  • 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

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