DIY Static wrist strap

This wrist strap prevents electrostatic discharge to whatever you touch

What you need:

  • 1 meg ohm resistor(any wattage or tolerance will do
  • Copper tape or foil
  • a piece of wire(you can use all of the wires from a btoken cord if you like0
  • bracelet(This should allow the copper tape to stick)
  • one alligator clip

Step 1 cover the whole bracelet with copper tape

Step 2 solder a piece of wire to the copper tape. Do not solder the resistor to the tape. By doing that the connection will be bridal and break off.

Step 3 take the resistor and solder it to the wire which connects to bracelet

Step 4 solder another wire to the resistor to the ground clip, again don’t solder the resistor directly to the ground clip, it could break off.

Step 5 measure the meter in a range that is in greater than 1 meg ohm to see if it measures 1 meg ohm. If it does than your all done

Pictures coming soon

If you would like to see the DIY mat click here

Published by Justin Roeder

I am an electronics engineer and computer programmer that has autism. I learned by myself

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