Introduction: LED Ping Pong Ball (Improved)

This is basically the same design, but I made it more neater and it looks much better!!

This is the old: https://www.instructables.com/id/LED-Ball/

Step 1: Tools

You will need the following:

1. Drill

2. Drill Bits

3. Scissors

4. Duct Tape

Step 2: Materials

You will need the following:

1. LED Throwie (This is the link: https://www.instructables.com/id/LED-Throwies/)

2. Ping Pong Ball

3. Two Water Ballons or One Normal Balloon

Step 3: Make Hole in Ping Pong Ball

1. Drill Hole in ball.

2. Keep on drilling until it reaches the size in the photo below.

Step 4: Cut It Bigger

1. Get scissors and cut hole in ping pong ball to fit throwie.
-Bend throwie to make smallest hole you can without breaking ball and without making hole too big.

2. Put throwie inside of hole.

Step 5: Balloon Time!

1. Get a water balloon and get off the top area. inside picture below.

2. Wrap balloon around ball. See picture below. Make sure to cover up hole while doing it.

3. Repeat step 2 so no part of ping pong ball is showing.

Step 6: Complete!!!!

Enjoy it and tell me how to make it better....

Comments

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Kapower made it! (author)2010-12-05

I havent made it yet, but can u still use it to play ping pong?

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MadScientist101 made it! (author)2010-11-18

the glowing looks like its radioactive lol

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cherishcherub made it! (author)2010-02-20

 use a knife to cut a slit half way (on the  line)and you can open it up big enough for the throwie to fit in and with it closes up, theres only a ting gap!

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twonkie12 made it! (author)2010-02-14

to get it bouncy you could dut the hole so it can fit like a puzzle peice and then glue or tape it back on. i think tape would work better because it is light weight and can spread evenly without having to snad it down with sand paper.

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M F made it! (author)2008-09-13

I want a way to close the hole in the ball . so that it will bounce. maybe fill the ball with the throwie and some plastic wrap? I find that plastic wrap works well to diffuse light evenly, just crumple it up. Any better ideas to close the hole?

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M F made it! (author)M F2008-09-13

using the plastic wrap to hold the throwie while it bounces. think it will work?

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Kaiven made it! (author)Kaiven2008-10-24

Hmm... I thought ping pong balls bounced because there was some air in them... It might work.

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bassclarinet23 made it! (author)bassclarinet232009-10-12

Look up the instructable for LED bouncies...somewhat similar to this one, just bouncy!

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awaite made it! (author)2008-11-03

Can sum 1 think of a way to turn off the led?

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bassclarinet23 made it! (author)bassclarinet232009-10-12

They make impact switches. That's how kiddie light up shoes work...you could look into that.

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lizardfreedom made it! (author)2008-09-27

whats a LED throwie

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bassclarinet23 made it! (author)bassclarinet232009-10-12

It's basically an LED, batteries, and a magnet. You throw them on some metal surface (where the magnet will stick) and it looks really cool, especially if you put a lot of them in one public place.

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Kaiven made it! (author)Kaiven2008-10-24

OMG! It's the most popular Instructable on this site!

LED Throwie (This is the link: https://www.instructables.com/id/LED-Throwies/)

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King Crab made it! (author)King Crab2008-11-22

My instructable is the most popular one on the site!

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cryophile made it! (author)2009-07-24

If you could somehow add a vibration sensor to the ball and use tri-color LEDs, that would be awesome! Every time the ball hit a hard surface, it would change color!

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bassclarinet23 made it! (author)bassclarinet232009-10-12

Get a switch from those kiddie light up shoes. That could work.

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Scar16 made it! (author)2009-07-24

add a switch

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Lance Mt. made it! (author)2009-07-21

Hehehehehehe, Even sweetier man

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shaneomacmcgee made it! (author)2009-05-19

How big is that? Dime-sized? 1/4 inch? thanks

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dcmania21 made it! (author)dcmania212009-05-19

i would say about the size of a pen going through

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shaneomacmcgee made it! (author)shaneomacmcgee2009-05-19

Thanks, helped a lot

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tterraj123 made it! (author)2009-04-26

heres what i did and it can turn off and works with ping pong cut it directly in half so its even then put the LED throwie in it (i put 2 for a cool effect) then just tape on the seam then to turn off take off the tape :)

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tudgeanator made it! (author)2008-08-14

sweeeeeeeeeeeeeet! You could use these for light-up poi if you glued on a string/chain before adding the balloon!

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saxophones made it! (author)saxophones2008-11-29

What's a poi????

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dcmania21 made it! (author)dcmania212008-08-14

thanks for the idea!!

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tudgeanator made it! (author)tudgeanator2008-08-22

No problem.I would do it myself but i have allready bought some light-up poi. I think you would need to weight the ping pong balls before using them as poi.

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chuckr44 made it! (author)2008-10-06

Why not make a 3 sided flap in the PPB, bend it outwards, insert LED throwie, then bend flap back in place? Glue or tape flap.

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Itsgoofytime made it! (author)2008-06-17
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dcmania21 made it! (author)dcmania212008-06-17

no check out my other instructable i made the ping pong lights first
the link is here look at the date and compare to the other: https://www.instructables.com/id/LED-Ball/

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