For the past 2 months to our local 2600 meeting, I have brought makings for putting together some Throwies (as made famous by Graffiti Research Labs). This month I wanted to get people into thinking outside the box when making the throwies, I brought some blinking led's some 3v buzzers, resisters various voltage leds, and then makings for about 200+ normal throwies. (lots of variations, including Thuddies, and Meepies got made, but the one I did was called a Snaggie.
I live in New Mexico, most of our buildings are made out of Stucco or Adobe, or frame and board. So I was afraid we would run out of good ferris surfaces to "throwie"
Also figuring we would run out of magnets I stopped by the store for some fishing line, and hence the "snaggie" was invented, they work quite well on trees during the winter.
A snaggie is just an LED a battery a loop of fishing line and some tape (these are cheaper to make than throwies due to the lack of a magnet)
Step 1: Bend the LED legs
One problem of throwies is if someone pulls on the LED it comes out, since i hang the Snaggie with fishing line from the led. I want it to stay together when being pulled/worn/swung/tossed.
So i bend the legs into a JJ shape. (see photohttp://www.instructables.com/files/deriv/FJT/BVL2/FCHYNTP8/FJTBVL2FCHYNTP8.MEDIUM.jpghttp://www.instructables.com/files/deriv/FJT/BVL2/FCHYNTP8/FJTBVL2FCHYNTP8.MEDIUM.jpg)
Step 2: Affix the "snag", Tie a loop to the LED
Now I tie a loop of Fishing line, i find a loop about a foot long or so works well (and you can wear them around your neck. Then tie it to one leg of the led.
Step 3: Put the led on the Battery
Pretty simple put the battery between the JJ's of the LED's legs, + goes to the longer leg. (you have a 50/50 just flip the battery if it does not light up.)
sometimes i will slip in a bit of wax paper (or in this case a bit of pastic backing from some velcro, so i can keep it off until i pull the tab)