Craft & Design Technology
How-To: LED Hula Hoop


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.

2 thoughts on “How-To: LED Hula Hoop

  1. 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.

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Becky Stern is a Content Creator at Autodesk/Instructables, and part time faculty at New York’s School of Visual Arts Products of Design grad program. Making and sharing are her two biggest passions, and she's created hundreds of free online DIY tutorials and videos, mostly about technology and its intersection with crafts. Find her @bekathwia on YouTube/Twitter/Instagram.

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