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A '''Blinker''' is a particular kind of [[Nano caches|nano-cache]] container.
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[[Image:Nano-cache.jpg|thumb|right|A Blinker (and a dime, to show relative size)]]
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A '''blinker''' (also called a '''blinky''') is a particular kind of [[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 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 blinker nano-caches 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.
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==Noteworthy Blinker Caches==
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* [http://www.geocaching.com/seek/cache_details.aspx?wp=GCMBV0 Blinker (GCMBV0)]
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* [http://www.geocaching.com/seek/cache_details.aspx?wp=GCT4MY Ling The Lang/Buzzcocks II (GCT4MY)]
  
 
==Sources==
 
==Sources==
  
* [http://shop.groundspeak.com/productDetail.cfm?CategoryID=4&ProductID=114 Groundspeak.com]
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* [http://shop.groundspeak.com/productDetail.cfm?CategoryID=13&ProductID=114 Groundspeak]
* [http://shop.geoswag.com/shopsite_sc/store/html/miscswag.html Geoswag.com]
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* [http://www.gpscity.com/item-geocaching-nano-cache/geonano.htm GPS City]
 
* [http://www.gpscity.com/item-geocaching-nano-cache/geonano.htm GPS City]
 
* [http://www.floridageocaching.com/mrmagneto.htm FloridaGeocaching.com]
 
* [http://www.floridageocaching.com/mrmagneto.htm FloridaGeocaching.com]
* [http://store.greatplainsgeocachestore.com/StoreFront/view?store=2922&view=product&id=14460 Great Plains Geocache Store]
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* [http://www.gpssports.org/products/NanoCache/ GPS Sports]
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* [http://www.southmountaintraders.com/details.cfm?id=mrmagneto South Mountain Traders]
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* [http://cacheboxstore.com/microcache/Nano/nanocache.html CacheboxStore.com]
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Latest revision as of 20:25, 18 August 2009

A Blinker (and a dime, to show relative size)

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.

[edit] Noteworthy Blinker Caches

[edit] Sources

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