I’ve found an interesting use case I’d like to explore for my XFDs, which I’m not really using for anything else: earrings! They’d look pretty interesting on a small ring, and are still functional. Not sure how to attach a loop for the ring to go into though…
Still digging through my drawers for anything I could use to attach a loop for the ring. Superglue might work with a bit of roughing of the top surface, don’t know though.
Well shit, I just crushed my XFDs on accident
Turns out putting a tiny glass/resin coated cylinder in a vice isn’t a great idea, who could’ve guessed…
Still though, I’m really interested in this idea - the 13.56MHz XFD possibly has enough space at the top for a small hole, not sure what tools you could use to make it though…
I’d totally embed them in the center of a set of my plugs so I can take them on the road lol
yeah… it’s not the best glass either… we don’t use biograde glass for the XFDs only the xLEDs…
@mdanger can help you out… we’ll ship you out another one.
Hey man, don’t worry, I broke them myself a bit stupidly and it’d probably cost you more in shipping than the selling price
Probably… but we want to see this project happen. Up to you though
Well, if y’all are interested, I’d love to get another shot - with proper planning this time
What about using some silver bead caps
They’re made to fit the round glass shape of the xFD. That will provide a lot more surface area in contact, so you can use the glue more effectively.
Those are exactly what I’m looking for, thanks
You could do like a cool simple wire wrap on them and just end the wrap with a loop for a hook.
Just ordered some of these boys from an Etsy store, 3mm internal diameter. I’ll probably shorten them a bit, then just use some jewelry glue or superglue to keep the top of the XFD in place, but most of it exposed. I did consider wire wrap, but I have zero experience with that
After getting stuck with DHL, they finally arrived! Here’s how they look with an XFD in them:
Unfortunately, I don’t actually have any hoops to put them on
EDIT: Almost forgot, thanks to @amal for sending me the XFDs
Now I imaging you on a phone call and your earring strobing against the reader and the puzzled look on a persons face who happens to notice.
I’m new to this forum and still have a lot to learn about the tech but I really like this idea! They look great and would be fun to make
I love it! Might have to try a similar project of my own.