Wiring / Soldering

Start at one end of the bracelet, and bend the legs of the LEDs to their nearest neighbor. In most cases, they will overlap just enough to solder the two connections together.

Continue soldering short legs to short legs and long legs to long legs until you reach the other side of the bracelet.
Take a small bit of your hookup wire and strip the insulation about 3/4 of an inch down. Wrap that around a small screwdriver.
Smash the coil...
And pass the wire through the hole in the base of the battery compartment.

Grab your other spool of hookup wire, and pass 1/4 inch of bare wire up through the bottom of the battery compartment.
Solder each to appropriate legs of the LEDs.

BLACK = negative = shorter leg
RED = positive = longer leg

Repeat this step for the other side.
To protect the wires, you can cover them with electrical tape... I had some sicky-back foam handy.
Trim to fit!
And install your batteries. The bracelet will work with just a single battery, but won't last quite as long.
What are you waiting for?

Go show somebody what you made!
This guide was first published on Aug 13, 2014. It was last updated on Aug 13, 2014. This page (Wiring / Soldering) was last updated on May 23, 2019.