It’s getting near Christmas time and I needed to prepare some Christmas gifts for my parents. Since my Dad does not get much time on the golf course these days, I figured I could make
a training aid he could use at home to keep his swing on path.
Since I didn’t want to spend 50 bucks on the golf training aid, so I decided to make one real quick.
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- 1 Red High Output LED $ 0.20
- 1 Green High Output LED $ 0.25zedomax-diy124-how-to-make-a-50-golf-training-aid-for-5-bucks
- 1 Hose clamp from Orchards Hardware or Home Depot (around 1″ diameter works good) $1.19
- 1 Plumber tape (has holes perfect for LEDs) from Orchards Hardware or Home Depot $1.99
- 1 9V Battery (You can use smaller batteries but 9V battery lasts longer) $3
- 1 9V Battery Connector $ 0.45
- few wires
Total Cost: about $5
Total Time to Make: about 20 minutes
You will need to fold the plumber tape piece into 2 little pieces and fit it on the hose clamp and clamp it with some type of clamping tool. The plumber tape has small holes and big holes. Make sure the when you are cutting it, the smaller hole is on the outside edge.
Next, get the two LEDs on opposite sides into one of the smaller holes. Fold the shorter side of the LEDs onto the hose clamp. This is the ground.
Next, hot glue while making sure that the longer side of the LED does not touch any metal. This is to isolate the pins from any metal.
Now solder on the 100 Ohm resistors onto the longer side of LEDs and hot glue it to isolate from any metal parts.
Get two wires and solder them onto the other ends of the resistors and hot glue it again for isolation.
Now solder the red wire of the 9V battery connector to the the two wires and hot glue them for isolation.
You are done! Hook up the whole thing onto your golf club or a pipe and power it up!
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