I’ve been exploring using PCBs and LEDs to make jewellery for a while now. I’ve been a fan of Liverpool FC for a lot longer: since roughly when we started winning the European Cup (I was three then, and while I don’t remember exactly when I started following football I’ve always been a red).
In the run up to the 2019 Champions League final I realised that this would give me the perfect opportunity to try making some PCB and LED cufflinks. Six trophies would let me split them nicely, three on each cuff.
I did a couple of quick tests and laid out the PCB design. Then I sent off for a handful of prototype boards, but didn’t solder any of them up until after the game - I did not want to tempt fate.
The photo shows a completed set from the prototype run. There was a small bug where I needed to run an extra wire to get them working, so I need to get a new batch of boards with that fixed (so they’ll look even nicer!).
And given I’m getting another run of boards, I figured I’d see who else would like a set. Hit the buy now button below if you want a pair - they’re £29.99+postage.
There’s a little battery on the back of each cufflink, so they turn off automatically when you take them off. You can also turn the connector round so they’re off when you’re wearing them too.