If there is one thing in this world that I don’t understand and can’t get my head around it’s computer programming. It baffles me be beyond belief. So when I came across these binary bracelets on Pinterest I was intrigued. The original craft can be found here at By Common Consent, it has all the binary codes written out for you.

Make sure you follow our STEM board on Pinterest for my ideas, and don’t forget to pin the Pin at the bottom.

To make your own binary bracelets you will need:

  • Beads
  • Elastic
  • Scissors
  • Coloured Pencils
  • Paper

Pick 3 different coloured beads; one for the 0s, one for the 1s and then one to show the end of each letter code.

All the finished bracelets and necklaces.

All the finished bracelets and necklaces.

I helped both YC and EC figure out what letters they needed and wrote out the codes for them.

When you have written out your code (I recommend using the colours of the beads that you will be using) simply follow the pattern that you have made.

binary bracelets

We made our binary bracelets as end of year presents for their school teachers and used special pony beads that change colour when in the sun.

binary bracelets

Pin for later:

binary bracelet: use binary code to spell out your name in this bracelet.