Wireless LEDs look magical but what do they sound like? In this project, you'll build some maracas with the wireless LEDs acting as both the visual and aural component. You can use them as a fun prop at a concert or add them to your experimental, DIY percussion instrument collection.

The coil sits in the center of the maraca vertically so that the wireless LEDs are always lit.

There are two options for assembly. The first is to use a plastic bauble with a cardboard tube. Since the plastic is clear, you can see the LEDs perfectly. The battery pack also fits nicely inside the tube.

The second is a 3D printed case that closes with magnets. You can print it with transparent filament for a diffused lighting effect.



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1 x Clear heat shrink
Clear heat shrink to protect the LEDs

Plastic Bauble Build

1 x Plastic baubles
Plastic baubles for the plastic bauble option
1 x Washi tape
Washi tape

1 x Cardboard tube from a paper towel or toilet paper roll for each maraca

3D Printed Build

1 x 5mm x 2mm magnets
small magnets for 3D printed option
1 x Transparent PLA Filament
Transparent PLA Filament

This guide was first published on May 18, 2022. It was last updated on May 18, 2022.

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