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Make a string of glowing lights that you can dance with, read by, or wear. Watch the video and visit our website to learn more: <iframe width="560" height="315" ...
9-volt battery Battery snap cap A string of ornamental lights (that can be destroyed) Duct tape Scissors Wire strippers
NOTE: MAKE SURE THE LIGHTS ARE NOT PLUGGED IN WHEN DOING THIS. Cut as close to the plug as you can.
Cut the wire as close to the fifth bulb as possible so you have about three inches of wire at each end of the string.
Hold the first bulb. Find the plastic-coated wire it is connected to. Untwist that wire from the others. You’ll end up with one wire with four bulbs attached.
Strip off the plastic coating so you have about ¾ of an inch of exposed metal wire at each end. Be careful not to press the wire strippers ...
Both snap cap wires should have about ½ inch of exposed metal wire at the end. Strip them if necessary.
Twist together one metal wire from the light string and one of the snap cap’s metal wires. Use tape to make a solid connection.
Complete the circuit by attaching the other two exposed wires as in Step 7.
Does your glow stick light up? If not, press on the connections inside the tape. Also make sure you have a fresh battery.
A circuit is a path along which electricity can travel. When you connect the wires from the lights to the wires on the snap cap, you’ve made a circuit. When ...
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