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LED hula hoop parts kit

Filed Under: kids, recreation

kids with hula hoopsThe hula hoop became wildly popular among youngsters in the late 1950's, even though variations of the hula hoop have been around for centuries. When I was a kid growing up in the 80's, my friends and I had hula hoops and we would get together to see who was the best "hooper." They are becoming popular again, but I think I'll skip buying one, since they are becoming increasingly expensive.

If you or your child(ren) are interested in buying the ever popular LED hula hoop but are turned off at the price, why not make one at a fraction of the cost? Mike's kit is considerably less expensive than buying all the parts separately or having one custom made for you. His kit includes: 21color LEDs, 21 matching resistors, insulated wire, pipe fitting, a slide switch, and a battery.

My heart beats a little faster at the thought of how much fun I had as a kid playing with a hula hoop. If you have never turned and twisted with a hoop, you have no idea how much fun you missed, and how much fun your little ones are missing right now. If you did use a hula hoop, do you remember how much fun you had? Tell us in the comments!


  • Mike

    I just wanted to point out that the parts kit listed above does also include 10.5 feet of white translucent tubing for the hoop. It was mistakenly left out in my original post.

  • prodmod

    I will be teaching an LED Hula Hoop making workshop at 3rd Ward in Brooklyn, NY on April 16th. You can sign up through this link
    and also buy the kit at a deep discount for in-class pick-up.
    We will be working with the larger 1" thick tubing.
    Now is your chance to finally make that LED hoop and get some assistance if you need it. It's even cheaper than buying it online!

    If you can't make it to the east coast I will also be featured at the Maker Faire in San Mateo, CA.
    You can come to a free workshop there as well.

  • kyle

    The prodmod kit is sweet. If you want to just order a finished hoop and bypass a couple hours of soldering and such, I'll ship complete hoops for only a little bit extra. Have a snazzy day. Kyle

  • dog812

    I took some ideas from prodmod and the instructables article and made some instructions for a DIY Rechargeable LED Hula Hoop. I posted the instructions on my site.
    You can also buy parts kit or custom made hoops from me aswell.

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