Step 8: Step 6: The Circuit

The sensible thing here would have been to use insulated electrical wire - the most common, if not ONLY, wire used for electronics, but that was not aesthetically suitable for what I wanted. So I took a piece which consisted of a fairly thick single strand instead of many thin strands, and stripped the insulation completely, leaving only bare wire. This looked much cooler, although it took a bit more planning to make sure no wires crossed.  I wired the circuit according to the diagram below - two sets of LEDs in series, each set in parallel, as well as a 2.2 ohm resistor which is not in the diagram . I used tiny spots of PVA glue to hold the wire down the the sensor bar.
Wow! This instructable is brilliant! I love the way that you don't do things the way that most people do them and how you do thing on the cheap, but beautifully! Well done, I think this is how ALL instructables should be done.
Wow, such glowing praise! Thank you very much, i'm glad to hear my work is appreciated

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