Intro: How to Make a Collapsible LED Light-up Bo Staff for Under $30
I had about 15 people come up to me over the weekend (at Electric Forest // Rothbury) and ask me where I got my LED staff and how much I paid for it. It seems I'm not the only one frustrated that there's only really one LED staff on the market and it costs about $180!
So, here are instructions to make your own collapsible LED bo staff for about $25!
Building requires about 15 minutes time, a trip to Home Depot, and the custom translucent pieces I made (you can buy them with the button below and you will get them in 2-3 days).
Step 1: Gather the Following Supplies:
(from top to bottom, left to right)
2x 2' long 3/4" thick PVC pipe (pre-cut at Home Depot) - $1.39 ea/
3x Glow Wands (can find at Sears, Home Depot, Amazon, etc) - $2-5 ea/
Electrical tape (whatever colors you prefer) - $3 ea/
Translucent endcaps, middle, & connectors - $10 - I made these myself, you can buy them on my blog and I will ship out USPS priority (so you will get them in 2-3 days :)
Step 2: Prepare the LEDs
Remove the LED + battery assembly from the glow wands, and secure the batteries in place with electrical tape:
Step 3: Assemble Connectors
Place the LED inside my translucent connector pieces and assemble them like this:
Step 4: Decorate
Wrap the PVC in whatever tape you'd like, or paint it whatever color(s) you wish:
Step 5: Finish
Now pop in the endcaps and connect the two PVC pieces with the middle piece!
Congratulations! You now have a lightweight, collapsible, awesome-looking LED staff you made yourself for under $30 :)