Who are you?

Hi, I’m BODGEr, as you can see I’m a BADGEr.


I like to build electronics, but sometimes I get things wrong. That’s why I’m called BODGEr…it means to fix something in a crazy way!


  1. Solder the 555 timer (U1) and the capacitor (C1) making sure they are orientated correctly.
  2. Solder the resistors (R1, R2, R3).
  3. Solder the LEDs (D1, D2), but do them upside down, so the light will shine through the eye holes. The marking on the LED goes towards the top.
  4. Solder the switch, there are pegs under it which fit in the holes on the PCB. Make sure you solder all 7 legs of the switch to keep it secure.
  5. Solder the battery holder, make sure it’s orientated the right way. It’s best if you put some solder on each of the outer pads first.
  6. Finally, if you want to wear it as a badge, solder the included brooch pin to the rectangle pad at the top. Again, it’s best if you add some solder to the pad first.