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I first saw a power button necklace posted on Pinterest,  it was called an iNecklace which can be found at Adafruit, it is made from CNC machined aluminum and the light gently pulses.  But with a price tag of $75 I opted to try to make one myself.  Mine is what you'd call the poor women's power button necklace,  it was put together from stuff I had lying around the house. Although my necklace is plastic and the light doesn't pulse, it cost me hardly anything to make and I put it together in one afternoon.
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Step 1: What You will need

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  • Power button from an electronic device (mine came from an old computer case)
  • 10mm LED -I used a blue one
  • 3V button battery (I used a CR2016 from a dollar store)
  • Jewelry wire -to make the loop for the chain, I bought mine at a dollar store
  • A badge
  • Sugru
  • A necklace chain
  • Needle nose pliers
  • Drill or awl
  • (Optional) Electrical tape, black paint

Step 2: Prepare the LED

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The power button that I pried out of my old computer is fairly large in size, I could fit a 3V battery inside of it. I used a 10mm blue LED and sanded it so that the light would be more diffuse.  I bent the poles of the LED to fit around the button battery and then taped them so that it would stay put.

Obviously, not all power buttons are the same size, so if you make your own you may need to explore smaller size options for the LED and battery such as sequin LEDs and CR927 3V batteries.
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nfk112 years ago
so have you seen thatshow revolution? that looks like an awesome prop or something.
ChrysN (author)  nfk112 years ago
Yeah, I watch the show. On the shows logo the "o" in Revolution is the power button symbol.
nfk11 ChrysN2 years ago
yeah,thats pretty cool. the other show,falling sky's,has the same kind of static thing
FrozenIce2 years ago
The Gadget Show?
azharz2 years ago
Nice, Easy and Cheap to make.
mikeasaurus2 years ago
It looks pretty close to the real thing, nice! I like how all the components fit together so nicely, and are easy to source.
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