Low-cost Flickering Glow Ball

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This is a low cost, easy to make glowing ball. It is made from a 3 for a dollar electronic candle and a plastic shell I got from a 50 cent vending machine. To make it I took apart one of the candles and soldered the LED from it to the LED from an unaltered electronic candle. The shell I spray painted gold on the inside. To use it, all I have to do is turn on the electronic candle, put it inside the shell, and snap it shut. In total darkness it looks cool and can also be part of a costume. It can also be made with just a single candle with the silicon flame on top removed. 

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    what did you use this for? what kind of batteries does it run off of?

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    It is a prop for a short video I'm working on. The battery is a 3 volt disc battery that comes with the electronic candle and can be changed by opening the little door on the bottom of the candle.

    These LED Candles will flicker continuously for at least two days: The package states 100 hours but after two days of use they start fading due to low voltage from their battery. Fortunatly the battery is easy to replace.