My son Joshua wanted to make a valentine present for his girlfriend Debby at Community Living.
So I helped him make a solar powered glow in the dark Valentine.
This is an easy project you can do with your family.
Step 1: Materials & Tools
A Picture frame.
Duct tape red for Valentine’s Day.
Double sided tape.
AA battery holder from Radio Shack.
AA rechargeable battery.
Salvaged RGB & W solar garden light.
Paint brush & mixing trays
Step 2: The Message
The writing should be in reverse so that it will be forwards when you look at it from the front side of the plastic.
The back of the optical plastic is rough this helps the paint stick and the sparkles light up when the plastic is filled with light.
Step 3: The RBG & W Solar Garden Light
Step 4: Testing
When you cover the solar cell the light should go on and when you uncover the solar cell the light should go off.
This garden light has a switch to change from a white LED to a RBG LED, test the switch in both positions and make sure both LEDs work properly.
Step 5: Attaching the Solar Lights
Tape the refractive sheets to the back of the optical plastic then attach the LEDs to the edge of the optical plastic with the tape squares with the aluminum foil so that the foil will reflect the light from the LEDs into the optical plastic.
Step 6: Mounting the Optical Plastic
Once you have the optical plastic centered tape it in place with the red duct tape.
Step 7: Mounting the Battery Holder & Solar Cell
Step 8: Making the Stand
With the two sided tape attach the stand 1 inch up from the bottom of the picture frame on the back of the picture frame and finish with a couple pieces of red duct tape.
Step 9: Displaying the Valentine Gift
When the sun comes up it charges the battery and turns off the LEDs.
At night the LEDs come on and the battery discharges.