Did I mention this is a craft project?
Time to bring in the kids! I intended for the bottom of the circuit board to be the main surface to work with. With all the solder and leads it is quite pokey, and could use a layer of adhesive backed foam as a base to work from.
Kids will probably need help getting pipe cleaners legs on in a safe and secure manner. I feed the cleaner through one hole, bent a j-hook, and pulled the end back through the other hole before bending it over (picture 2). Remember, the center of most pipe cleaners contain a magical electrical conductor called a "metal wire". Watch for shorts, especially with the holes near the eye LEDs. The foam base mentioned above might help there as well.
Let me know what you come up with. I've started a blog
over at http://www.projectbuggy.blogspot.com/
. You can learn some background on the project, see the kids at work, and see what kind of Buggies have evolved. You can pay me back for all this by SENDING ME A PICTURE of your creation. I will post it on the blog.
What is next for Buggy . . .