Every good invention needs at least two parts, a pokey part and a carrying bit.
We start by building the pokey part. It consists of two 3D printed components, one made with black filament and the other with clear plastic.
The top part has a large indent to hold our NeoPixel Ring.
The bottom component has a button hole and tubing for the wiring.
Both the STL files are included in this step.
To give it the right look and feel we are going to age it a bit. A delightful afternoon with fire, knives and sanding paper does the trick.
The last todo is adding the telephone wire. Solder the wires from the electronics to the telephone cord.
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