LED Steampunk Rose

Introduction: LED Steampunk Rose

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A pretty, light-up rose made of metal

Step 1: Materials

-2 colors long wire
-a short amount of pretty, insulated wire (mine is red)
-tinned copper braided wire (this stuff: http://www.made-in-china.com/showroom/georgewenzhou/product-detailTMsxEChPaGVD/China-Tinned-Copper-Braided-Wire.html)
-battery pack (&batteries)
-high-power LED
-2 puff balls
-sugru

Step 2: Wrap the LED in Wire.

Be careful that the wire is insulated at all points from the LED leads. This step is purely decorative!

Step 3: Solder LED Leads to Wires.

Step 4: Sugru Over Solder.

Make sure you don't short-circuit; the sugru should insulate the leads from one another.

Step 5: Prepare the Flower.

Hold one end of the braided wire and open out the other end so it looks flower-like.

Step 6: Twirl Wire.

Optional, but much neater.

Step 7: Insert LED Into Flower.

Through the bottom of the flower, feed in the head of the LED. Pad with puffballs to hold it in the center.

Step 8: Sugru Closed End of Flower.

This should hold the wires in place.

Step 9: Attach to Power.

Attach wire leads to battery pack.

Step 10: Voila!

Now do something pretty with it.

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Soft Circuit Contest

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Sugru Contest

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    ChrysN
    ChrysN

    12 years ago on Introduction

    Pretty! Good idea to use Sugru to insulate the wire, I'll have to remember that.