LED Ping Pong Ball (Improved)




This is basically the same design, but I made it more neater and it looks much better!!

This is the old: https://www.instructables.com/id/LED-Ball/

Step 1: Tools

You will need the following:

1. Drill

2. Drill Bits

3. Scissors

4. Duct Tape

Step 2: Materials

You will need the following:

1. LED Throwie (This is the link: https://www.instructables.com/id/LED-Throwies/)

2. Ping Pong Ball

3. Two Water Ballons or One Normal Balloon

Step 3: Make Hole in Ping Pong Ball

1. Drill Hole in ball.

2. Keep on drilling until it reaches the size in the photo below.

Step 4: Cut It Bigger

1. Get scissors and cut hole in ping pong ball to fit throwie.
-Bend throwie to make smallest hole you can without breaking ball and without making hole too big.

2. Put throwie inside of hole.

Step 5: Balloon Time!

1. Get a water balloon and get off the top area. inside picture below.

2. Wrap balloon around ball. See picture below. Make sure to cover up hole while doing it.

3. Repeat step 2 so no part of ping pong ball is showing.

Step 6: Complete!!!!

Enjoy it and tell me how to make it better....



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    29 Discussions


    8 years ago on Step 6

    I havent made it yet, but can u still use it to play ping pong?


    9 years ago on Step 6

     use a knife to cut a slit half way (on the  line)and you can open it up big enough for the throwie to fit in and with it closes up, theres only a ting gap!


    9 years ago on Introduction

    to get it bouncy you could dut the hole so it can fit like a puzzle peice and then glue or tape it back on. i think tape would work better because it is light weight and can spread evenly without having to snad it down with sand paper.

    M F

    10 years ago on Introduction

    I want a way to close the hole in the ball . so that it will bounce. maybe fill the ball with the throwie and some plastic wrap? I find that plastic wrap works well to diffuse light evenly, just crumple it up. Any better ideas to close the hole?

    3 replies
    M FM F

    Reply 10 years ago on Introduction

    using the plastic wrap to hold the throwie while it bounces. think it will work?

    KaivenM F

    Reply 10 years ago on Introduction

    Hmm... I thought ping pong balls bounced because there was some air in them... It might work.

    It's basically an LED, batteries, and a magnet. You throw them on some metal surface (where the magnet will stick) and it looks really cool, especially if you put a lot of them in one public place.


    9 years ago on Introduction

    If you could somehow add a vibration sensor to the ball and use tri-color LEDs, that would be awesome! Every time the ball hit a hard surface, it would change color!

    1 reply