So, let's describe a survival situation:

It's the day before Valentine's. You had forgotten that fact until now, and have nothing for your girl/boyfriend / spouse. Realizing you error, you jump to your workspace to clear your head and find a solution.

Surveying the table, you find a burnt out 20 amp, a yellow LED, 2 feet of black and red wire, 2 button cell batteries, a small magnet, sandpaper, a drill, and a soldering iron (with solder of course). Go to it MacGyver.

So here's what I decided to do in this situation. I made a nice and nerdy necklace.

Step 1: Shave Those LEDs!

We want the LED to fit inside the small opening at the bottom of the amp. On my first run through this project, I used a small, yellow LED because I didn't have to sand much down to make a clean fit. However, I lost that Mark I when trying to drill a hole through it.

So, I turned ruefully toward a large yellow LED. I didn't think it would make the fit, but after lots of sanding and a little help from my friend, Mr. Dremel, the new LED was even smaller than my original.

There were also some metal pieces in the way of the LED's space. I took a small screwdriver and worked the metal until the pieces broke off.

So sand down your LED, make it a clean fit, and heat up that soldering iron of yours.
 I had a collection of blown out fuses before. After the flood, I couldn't find those anymore. I'm not even sure if they were blown out. Well, now they are. To bad I didn't read this when I had them :(
Unless your GF is also very geeky, you are a doomed man...
I've done this. only with a glass tube fuse. She was not pleased.
yeah unless she's a raver, then she'll cream herself
Haha, true, true.
don't solder to button cells!
Why not?
they start to sizzle, then go boom! right in your face!
i met soulja boy in vegas before he was signed, selling CD's for $10.
Wow.. that's a really cool job. And what Kiteman said... hahaha!
Thanks Gorillaz!
Valentines day - Saved. Well done lol
Thanks. :)
Not bad, turning a blown out 20 AMPere fuse into an LED charm. +1
Thanks man!
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