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Posted:If you go down to the dollar store, sometimes they have chemical "glow-sticks". Some of these even come with ribbons, probably meant for hanging them around your neck. All you have to do is tie the ribbons on securely, add a finger loop, snap the stick to get it to glow, and start spinning. During the day they just look stupid, but at night it's a pretty cool effect. The glow lasts several hours, they come in three or four different colors, and are pretty durable.
I'm thinking of making a pair of cords with clips on the ends, so I can clip the glowsticks onto them - sometimes the ribbon comes unknotted. Luckily, it's not like the glowstick is hard to find in the dark...
casually noob tech poi spinrar Location: Sydney, NSW, Australia
Total posts: 155
Posted:Well, if you happen to spin frequently and you crack a new pair of chemical glowsticks each time the cost really does add up, and eventually you might as well just fork out the money ($60 or so) for a set of flowlights.
"If all else fails, immortality can always be assured by spectacular error."
Posted:As a variant on this you can make tight-arse LED poi.
Every so often Zazz.com.au sells "LED Throwies" Which is basically a pack of LEDs, watch batteries and small magnets. The idea being you tape them together and throw them at metallic things (yay light graffiti is fun!)
I think it's about $10 for 20 of each so... cheap as, and you can attach them whatever you've got on hand with just sticky tape.