In honor of Geek Crafts month on CRAFT, we put up Brookelynn Morris’ LED Hula Hoop tutorial on Make: Projects.

LED hula hoops are so beautiful to watch, and creating a custom hoop is a satisfying challenge. Twenty-one LEDs are used in this hoop; 6 are flashing LEDs that cycle through the colors of the rainbow. Each light is combined with a resistor and then wired together in a classic and simple parallel circuit.

Becky Stern

Becky Stern

Becky Stern (sternlab.org is a DIY guru and director of wearable electronics at Adafruit. She publishes a new project video every week and hosts a live show on YouTube. Formerly Becky was Senior Video Producer for MAKE. Becky lives in Brooklyn, NY and belongs to art groups Free Art & Technology (“release early, often, and with rap music”) and Madagascar Institute (“fear is never boring”).

  • KentKB

    Thanks Becky and Brookelynn.
    I bought a kit from the Maker Shed during the 2009 Maker Faire San Francisco Bay Area, because my sweet wife wanted to learn to solder, and see loved Hula-Hoops as a youngster it was a the right kit.
    With this swell tutorial, it is time ( next day she is free ) to bring it up from the basement an get it going.