I bought two LED light sticks for about 5 bucks each. I wanted to strap them to the frame of my bicycle but couldn't find any tie wraps outdoor, even the cops didn't have any.
Back at home I took them apart, after seeing Ladyada's spokePOV I thought I could strap them to my bike's wheel instead, a lot more blinky.
Step 1: Stuff You'll Need
- 1 or 2 Light Stick thingy
- A Hot Glue Gun (with glue sticks)
- Some Cable Ties
- A Philips Screw Driver
- A Dremel Rotary Tool, or anything else you use to cut plastic
- A Roll of Electric Tape
- A Bicycle, obviously
Step 2: "If You Can't Open It You Don't Own It"
Inside you'll find a small flashing circuit and 4 LR44 button batteries.
Step 3: Modify the Handle
With your Dremel or anything else that cuts plastic, hacksaw, Big Knife, whatever ; cut the handle to keep only the battery compartment.
Step 4: Glue Everything Back
Step 5: Mmmm, Hot Glue...
Who knew that hot glue tasted sweet ?!
Step 6: It's a Wrap!
Step 7: Tie Everything Up.
Strap the holder/circuit to the hub of your wheel and the LED string on a spoke.
Cut all the cable ties and your done!