Okay let's get making!
Step 1: Gather the Supplies
black electrical tape
First cut the desired length of tape measure and wire, then tape the end of the wire to the tape measure on the sunk-in side of the tape measure.
Now cut a strip as long as the piece of tape measure, then tape it to to the tape measure so it covers one side of the tape measure and the wire, then cover the whole tape measure with the duct tape.
Now you are done with the gear strip!