Five golden rings
No budget for diamonds rings? no problem! Make yourself a LED ring instead!
YOU WILL NEED
- Coin cell
- 2 stripped wires (preferably one red, one black)
- Golden pipe cleaner
- Insulation tape
Strip the wires using a wire stripper (or scissors)
Twist the wires around the legs of the LED
(a) Red around the cathode (longer leg)
(b) Black around the anode (shorter leg)
- 1 x LED
- 1 x Red wire
- 1 x Black wire
Secure the wires using tape and trim off any excess.
Optional: If you have heat-shrink tubing, that works too!
Coil the wires to form a ring shape, ensuring that the free ends of both wires are either at the side or bottom of the ring.
Connect the coin cell to the wires (make sure the polarities are correct!) and secure with scotch tape. Your ring should light up.
Coil a piece of gold pipe cleaner around the ring so that it becomes a golden ring.
Repeat Steps 1 - 5 until you get 5 golden rings!
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