you have some of the jewelry
and the bag/backpack
not forgetting the wallet,
and now the bracelet!
~Drill -Drill bits
~Hacksaw -or similar
~File -I used a hand saw file
~Pliers -cutting and small long-nosed
~1 Computer motherboard
~Wire -telephone wire and thick copper wire (size of the earth wire for house wiring)
You must forgive me for not having a proper picture of the motherboard, I had already hacked it up while waiting for my batteries to charge.
Step 1: Measure Your Wrist
I am using a metal tape measure, but a sewers tape measure would be easier to use.
Step 2: Cut Up Mo-bo.
You will need a dust mask when cutting up and filing the motherboard pieces, although it most likely won't kill you breathing in the PCB dust it will not do any good and could possibly destroy your lungs. I didn't wear a dust mask but my excuse is that there wasn't any available, it doesn't smell nice and can get quite nauseating.
The easiest way for cutting the mo-bo. is to cut strips of the width that you want for your bracelet, so cutting strips down the mo-bo. of your choicest electrical components, and then cut the strip up into segments. On after thoughts I would make the segments a little longer so you don't need as many for the circumference around the wrist.
Also salvage the bigger chips because they can become segments and will add geek points to it.
After you have cut the pieces washing them in water will remove most of the dust off them, don't worry, water won't affect them.
Step 3: File Pieces.
Step 4: Drill Holes^4
Try and drill the holes as close to the edge as possible without going o far so that when in use the chip is in danger of coming off, also try and line up the holes so the holes of different chips are in a straight line.
Step 5: String Them Up
I was thinking of using elastic to hold the bracelet together but there wasn't any available so I used some telephone wire (a single strand) which nicely comes in a variety of different colours!
If you are using elastic you don't need to follow the next step, just tie the elastic so there are no ends.
Step 6: Create a Hook.
Please follow the pictures which are in order as it's a little tricky describing the bending of the copper wire. :\
Step 7: Ideas, Tip & Tricks.
Also if you did things in a slightly different and better way, say it!
...and enjoy your new |337 bracelet.