This is an instructable on how to make a LED Handie. I call this a LED Handie because you can hold it in your hand without much effort and it's handy. You can use the Handie for anything that you want...A little decoration, a nifty little toy, something to spook your friends by hiding it in their shoe, stuff like that. This instructable doesn't cost much... You just need a LED pen (certain type...look at next step), paper clip, and some silly putty...

Step 1: What You Need

All you need is:

1. A LED pen--find these at fundraisers, dollar store (i think), and online. Buy LED pen HERE

2. Large paper clip

3. Some silly putty or something sticky like that.
Nice Instructable!
:-). ya as stated below, use a resistor in ANY rig with LEDs cause it will make them last!
What the heck is a resistor? How do they work? Where can I buy one...I'm about to go to ACE hardware or Radio Shack for more LEDs so please tell me what they are!
<a rel="nofollow" href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Resistor">Resistors</a> drop the voltage down and limit how much current can go through.<br/><a rel="nofollow" href="http://www.radioshack.com/search/index.jsp?kwCatId=&kw=resistor&origkw=resistor&sr=1">Radio Shack's</a> website has them, just ask someone at the store to see if they have them available in the store.<br/><br/>PS: I suggest that you figure out what size you need first. Here's a <a rel="nofollow" href="http://ledcalc.com/">calculator</a> to help you out.<br/>
Oh and I tried to put a resistor on but the LED battery holder is in the way of the LED light..
German people call 'Handy' a mobile phone..... odd, but i like it...
Cool instructable, but you should add in a resistor to prevent the LED from burning out quickly.

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