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Glowing Sugru pendant (for Burning Man 2013)

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In this Instructable I'll explain how create a glowing pendant made out of simple materials. No engineering/programming skills are requires, though you will need to know how to do some basic soldering.

I've spent a lot of time trying out different variations for this pendant, and this one is my favorite so far. I already made several of those and I am planning to gift them on the next burn :)

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Step 1: Materials

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You will need the following:
  • 1 x 5g Sugru pack (or get two, just in case). Any color will do, but if you use white the entire pendant should glow
  • 1 x 5mm slow flash LED. Alternatively, you can get fast flashing LEDs, or just a fixed color LED. Get them on EBay, they are pretty cheap
  • 1 x CR2032 SMD Battery Holder. I used this one
  • 1 x CR2032 battery
  • Plastic diffuser. The size should be about the same as the size of the battery holder. Mine are 2.5 x 1.8cm. I cut my diffusers from an Ikea 701.362.03 plastic box cover, which is ~2mm thick
  • Sand paper (optional)
  • Tin Foil (to use as a surface when working with Sugru)
  • Hot glue gun
  • Solder iron
  • A cutter (to shorten the "legs" of the LED)
  • Various tools to cut and shape the Sugru. I don't know the names, but you can look at the photo and see what I used. I also use a scalpel (not shown in this photo)
eklypz1 year ago
awesome!! I am also doing a project for Burning Man at Hookahdome (Lantern light installation in our cooled down domes), stop by ! I will definitely stop by your CORE project, one of my favorite new things !
OrenLederman (author)  eklypz1 year ago
thanks :)

Any general idea where Hookahdome will be located on the Playa?
miami221 year ago
good job
miami221 year ago
good job
miami221 year ago
good job
Very Cool :), Thanks for sharing your awesomeness.
sharkbite11 year ago
Great swag for BM -SharkBite
wow these are really awesome! we'd love to hear more about how you used the sugru. could you email me david@sugru.com :)
ChrysN1 year ago
Nice, I like that it changes coluur.
Really pretty!!!!!
gada8881 year ago
very beautiful