A simple circuit held together and insulated with Sugru (I used Orange, but you may use any color you like:  Orange was harder for me to "lose" however :-)

Step 1: A List of the Materials

One packet of (in this case) orange Sugru. 
two wires, a few inches long
two things used for contacts (copper shielding, pennies, etc.; I used a cheap solderible  
   charm from a bracelet that had disintegrated, and the back of a push pin tie tack).
one neon bulb
and one 33 K resister.

Some solder,
a soldering iron,
and one heat sink for the bulb (while soldering); I use a hemostat
Very Lovecraftian, can't explain exactly why though :D<br>Maybe it reminds me of some story good ole H.P. wrote back in his day. Some kind of generator that dissolves the shroud between dimensions?
I just grabbed the closest things I had that could be soldered and used them in the project (along with the Sugru provided for the contest). :-) I had built one before, without the Sugru, but that was long before Instructables were even around....a bit before the WEB was around (around the time Table top PC's were coming out :-)
Very cool. I'm going to set some sugru to try it!
Thanks, I had built one of these inside an old PEN casing too once (one with a spent cartridge of course). I used copper foil for the thumb contact and a heavy ground wire for the other leg and out to front to form a point. That one could be carried in the pocket like a pen.
Oh neat! You should add that in your instructable!
same circuit, different packaging. Used the old trick of using a pen as a probe and just squeezed it inside....I might write up a seperate ible for that one though.
Great, I can't wait to read it. You might even be able to add a clip for more convenience.
I won't need to use more then one step really. Pull the pen's inside out (the kind of pen with a cap), drill a small hole in the side push a wire through it and out the narrow end. Solder on the copper pad, and the resister and neon bulb and use the other wire as the &quot;point&quot; of contact at the narrow end of the tube (neon bulb is near the hole in the side). Then I just hot glued it all in place. When I do the ible though, I will try to make it much nicer looking.
Neat idea, I seem to get a lot of static discharge in the winter which I find very annoying.
Really, the resister does all the work, the neon bulb just lets you know you have discharged a fairly large amount of voltage....thankfully, the current in such an offload is minimal. :-) <br> <br>Yeah, I have often told people I could probably get shocked by static while wading in a stream in my bare feet LOL
Great Idea! And Great instructable!
Well thank you very much :-)

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