Intro: LED Ornament
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
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.