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Geeky Diode Valantine Heart pendent and Diode and resistor earrings.

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Hi!

I really didn’t know what to get my wife for Valentines Day, and since we have a rule that me can’t spend over $20 on a gift, my options were rather limited.

So I decided to make her some jewelry (this is my first time ever).

Now, my wife is a electronic engineer, so I thought that something made out of basic electronic components could look nice, and make her smile. :D

Since the only thing that I had to buy was the earring back and some chain for the pendent, total cost (no including the diodes and resister that I already had) was way below budget.

You can make this in about 20min and earn a big kiss and hug.

Step 1: Earrings.

  1. Make a loop on one end of the diode (this is where you’ll attach it to the earring back)
  2. Get 3 green resistors (they look better than the brown ones) and solder then together like in the pic.Remember, use only lead free solder
  3. Cut the other lead en the diode and solder the resistors to it
  4. Attach the earring back to the diode loop you made.
Oh I would so dig wearing these.... time to make some!
urant (author)  peacefulshades2 years ago
:D
twturley472 years ago
So are those 1n4001's or 1n4005's ? Hard to tell from photos. :-)
All kidding aside , very clean look. I can see me giving them as a gift. Good job!
urant (author)  twturley472 years ago
Actually, they are 1N5400 .
PS1182 years ago
Four diodes? Sounds like a great way to rectify your relationship. :)
MikB PS1182 years ago
Re: First picture, middle item ... a true geek would have wired the four diodes into an electrically functioning bridge rectifier, with the resistor across as a "load", and the necklace hoops as the AC in legs. :)

Like this ...

You could even use a little red flashing LED across there, like a heartbeat!
Regeeked.jpg
urant (author)  MikB2 years ago
Hi,
I actually did think of this set up, but I went more with style that substance...I know, i know, but i did think that the shape I ended up with looked nicer.
You, sir, are pure genius :P
urant (author)  PS1182 years ago
HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA
:D
ChrysN2 years ago
Cool!