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A '''blinker''' [''more commonly, blinky/blinkies''] is a particular kind of [[Nano caches|nano-cache]] container.
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A '''blinker''' (also called a '''blinky''') is a particular kind of [[Nano caches|nano-cache]] container.
  
The name "blinker" comes from the blinking LED jewelry that was originally used to create them. The blinking LEDs were removed or painted over, leaving a compartment for a button-cell battery with a tiny magnet attached. The battery was removed and replaced by a skinny strip of paper rolled up into a scroll (the [[log book|log sheet]]), and the magnet was used to attach the blinker to a magnetic object.
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The name "blinker" comes from the blinking LED jewelry originally used to create these cache containers.
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The blinking LEDs are removed or painted over, leaving a compartment for a button-cell battery with a tiny magnet attached.
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The battery is removed and replaced by a skinny strip of paper rolled up into a scroll (the [[log book|log sheet]]), and the magnet was used to attach the blinker to a magnetic object.
  
Today, ready-made blinkers can be purchased from various sources.
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Today, ready-made blinkers can be purchased from geocaching suppliers,
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or you can adapt a flashing magnetic pin or body light yourself.
  
 
==Noteworthy Blinker Caches==
 
==Noteworthy Blinker Caches==

Revision as of 22:29, 5 April 2008

A blinker (also called a blinky) is a particular kind of nano-cache container.

The name "blinker" comes from the blinking LED jewelry originally used to create these cache containers. The blinking LEDs are removed or painted over, leaving a compartment for a button-cell battery with a tiny magnet attached. The battery is removed and replaced by a skinny strip of paper rolled up into a scroll (the log sheet), and the magnet was used to attach the blinker to a magnetic object.

Today, ready-made blinkers can be purchased from geocaching suppliers, or you can adapt a flashing magnetic pin or body light yourself.

Noteworthy Blinker Caches

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