LED Badge


#21

You are right! I did not notice. I thought I had embedded it.

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Not much to look at, I had to run it two or three times to get it deep enough.


#22

The battery is in contact with the LED when it is slid together. When you snap it into place it is on, when you take it apart it is off. I think it will last 24 hours, not sure. I will let you know after tomorrow.

Radio shack. No seriously, I have had them for a long time. Just like a LED throwie. I used a 10mm white LED and used a blue sharpie to color it.


#23

I love this. Great idea. The QR code at the top is genius.


#24

I also had a little trouble the first time I made it, because my middle material was not bigger than my LED, and my top center block slid down just a hair which did not allow the acrylic to snap in.
Wish.com is a good place to by LEDs if you have the patience to wait.


#25

Awesome thank you!!!


#26

I think the embedded gradient I used was lost when I uploaded it. I ran the engrave a few times to make enough clearance. Another option is to use something like a dremel tool and sand down the LED to fit.


#27

I created a new acrylic insert for day 2. Got few people to scan the QR this time. The battery lasted over 2 days. Then I thought it would last longer if it flashed (since it is off for half the time, right?) So the kind people over a NightFire Electronics gave me one from there selection!

I also made an accidental discovery, it makes a great table display. Only three medium draftboards thick. Just omit the holes.

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#28

Ouch, not very kind to people with vestibular disorders in flash mode! :persevere:


#29

Very nice project. Great share. Although, “…as if I have to be asked.” would be the unspoken refrain going through all our heads as we wear this badge.:rofl:


#30

We met at the Orlando Maker Faire, and the badge (and its designer) are even cooler in person!

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#31

This is genius! Thank you for posting this!


#32

Is the battery a 2032? It doesn’t seem to fit in the one I just cut.


#33

Yes, CR2032. It is 20mm. Is yours to large or too small?


#34

how come when I try to save the pic it says PNG and not svg?


#35

The second file is for the “linked” png for the engrave. It gives some extra clearance for a 10mm LED.


#36

Freakin’ awesome!


#37

10mm? Sure it isn’t a 5mm?


#38

What microcontroller did you use to make the badge flash! Super cool!


#39

Probably just a “Cycling” LED. Still 2 wires but the chip is built into the led. Just hook up power and go.

Something like this?


#40

Yes, you are correct. It is for a 5mm LED.