Introduction: DIY Light Up Drumsticks
Good drummer? Bad Drummer? Not a drummer? It doesnt matter, because with these sticks it won't matter how you sound, because the streaks of light will blow the audience's mind!
Step 1: Materials & Tools
For this project tools you will need include:
-A saw mill (Or a hand saw with a vice grip)
-Soldering Iron / Solder
-LED light (I found mine in a giveaway flashing ring, because it had a switch built in)
- Small Light switch
-Batteries as needed (Depending on your LED)
-Thin Electrical wire (about 9 in.)
Step 2: Making the Groove, and Hole
Using the saw mill, make a groove through the entire stick. It should only be about a 1mm deep. Clean out the groove using sand paper. Then using a drill, make a hole at the tip of the stick, that ends coming out of the side of the groove.
Step 3: Making the Light
Measure the wire to the stick, and cut off any excess wire, leaving about an inch of slack. Then, solder the switch to the end.
Put a small drop of epoxy on the connection, to prevent short circuts.
Step 4: Laying in the Wire.
Next, snake the wire in the groove and through the hole at the tip.
After this, solder the LED to the empty end, (Keep in mind that LEDs only work one way, so when you put the batteries in, remember to try both directions, if it doesn't work at first.) Epoxy that connection also.
Finally, once the wire is in the groove, secure it with epoxy. When this dries it will form a hard and dry surface, so it does not affect the grip of the stick.
Step 5: Battery Attatchment
Finally, Attatch the battery to the switch, and connect them with electric tape.
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