The ProdMod LED Hoop
is a hand made LED Hula Hoop that is usually assembled from a parts kit. Comparable LED hoops already assembled can cost anywhere from $100 to $300.
The ProdMod LED Hoop Design is unique in how easy the parts can be assembled usually without the need for resistors or soldering. The simple construction of the LED hoop keeps the quality level high even when a novice with no prior gadget making skills builds one.
The ProdMod LED hoop is also easy to upgrade and to modify. So you can start with a basic design and upgrade only when you need to. There are currently three types of battery supplies to choose from:
1. disposable – non-rechargeable
2. Rechargeable battery with 1 hour charger
3. Replaceable AA battery, alkaline or rechargeable.
The hoops are made from irrigation tubing. There are many different sizes and strengths of tubing. For simplicity this description will only deal with two versions. They are both dimensionally the same but use different types of material.
0.814″ x 1″ OD x .093″ Natural Color HDPE Tubing – 140 PSI @ 70F – This is stiffer more traditional hoop
0.814″ x 1″ OD x .093″ Semi-Transparent LDPE Tubing – 110 PSI @ 70F – This is more soft and flexible, makes it very easy to fold in half for traveling.
If you want a thinner hoop you can use 0.6″ID x 0.75″OD tubing. But you’ll need the new smaller rechargeable battery.
Collapsible- The hoop can be reduced from 40″ down to about 20″ for traveling on short trips. If you use stiffer tubing I would recommend that you disconnect the tube and spiral it down to size. You can use tape or straps to keep it coiled up. But if you use flexible tubing, you can leave the hoop connected and simply twist it into a figure 8 and fold it in half. For more information on making a hoop that easily collapses into a figure 8 and folds in half please read about the new Flexible Tubing.
21 LEDS – more than most pre-assembled versions
small slide switch – flush to the hoop surface it wont get caught or accidentally trip off.
Solder-less – You can make a sturdy LED Hula Hoop on your own with no need to solder any connections
Battery life – about 5 hours with standard battery. Rechargeable also lasts up to 5hrs
Easy to Modify! – The single battery design makes it easy to change your battery or upgrade to a rechargeable battery that lasts 5hrs and charges in only 1hr
Easy to Upgrade! - This open design allows you to easily add new technology that will be made available from this site in the near future: The latest high tech battery with more capacity and lighter weight, Motion sensors, Programmable patterns…. Your hoop only gets better with time!
A typical Standard 40″ ProdMod LED Hoop Parts Kit
- LEDs: 7 Bright Blue, 7 Bright Green, and 7 color changing.
- 12 feet of paired 22AWG insulated wire- (clear)
- Tube Connector
- Slide Switch
- Battery of your choice
Tubing (sold separately) – 10.5 feet of semi-translucent white tubing – enough for one 40″ diameter hoop.
How to Order
You can customize your own Hoop Kit on the LED Hoop Maker Kit page.
You can select some standard LEDs along with the kit or select the LEDs separately.
Tubing is not available on this site but the maker kit page will direct you to a few suppliers.
Extra batteries and spare parts
are sold separately:
|Spare Batteries, Accessories, and Upgrades!!!|
Customer Video of 0.814 x 1 inch hoop in motion:
Pynqi Mandala and her flexible collapsible ProdMod hoop
Jen from funtownproductions.com - she made hers without soldering any connections.
Disclaimer: I am only supplying you the parts required to make your own LED hula hoop. LED Hoop Instructions can be found here. Ultimately the quality of the LED Hula Hoop is a product of your own handy work. By purchasing this parts kit you agree that you have some experience in working with these materials or will have an experienced person work with you. You also agree that I am not liable for any damage that may occur to you or this product in any way as related to this kit or any product you produce with it.
Warning: When building an electronics kit, use common sense and appropriate safety precautions. This kit may require soldering. Excessive heat from the soldering iron may damage LEDs. Static electricity can also damage LEDs. So do not work on a rug or carpeted floor.