LED Ornament




Introduction: LED Ornament

About: Ham Radio, Gardening, InfoSec, Bicycles as transportation -- Currently: Product Security @ Slack

Need to geek up your x-mas tree this holiday season? Nothing is geekier than an LED, and an over-sized one at that. This instructable shows you how you how to make a quick and easy LED Ornament with supplies you probably have lying around your house.

Take a look at the result in the video below.

Step 1: Supplies

For this instructable you will need
1 Vending Machine Bubble (from vending machine prizes)
1 flashing LED
1 cr2023 batter holder
1 220ohm resistor
1 small switch
1 ornament hook
2 small nails
wax paper

Step 2: Wire the Circuit

First you want to wire up the LED circuit

The circuit is pretty basic, it's an LED throwie with a resistor and a switch, to make the battery last longer.

Step 3: Diffuse the Toy Bubble

Next you want to diffuse the LED light inside of the toy bubble. I used some wax paper. You could spray the inside with opaque spray paint.

Step 4: Close Up the Bottom

Next put the circuit inside and glue it together. I glued the switch so it's accessible from the outside.

Step 5: Add an Ornament Hook and Add Leads

Add an ornament hook on the top with some hot glue. Also add some LED leads with some glue in the bottom, i used some nails. Make sure one is shorter than the other!

Step 6: Enjoy the Light

Lastly enjoy the flashing light!

Stay tuned for more geek ornaments, post your own in the comments.

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    11 years ago on Introduction

    Where do you find such heavy duty hooks? All we can find anywhere are hooks so light that when you look at them they bend.


    11 years ago on Introduction

    This is just great. I plan on trying it soon. (after a trip to Radio Shack... can't say I have any of these things "lying around the house" :D


    12 years ago on Introduction

    Everyone here will know, but you might link to the LED throwies ible for someone who happens to run across this instructable from a search.