Step 8: Light Em Up
The eyes! I like green/red bi-colored LEDs. Just switch the current direction and they change color! I’ve tried 5mm and 3mm. You can use a single color. Pink eyes are OK for a bug. You could use a different color for each eye. You could have only one eye! Don’t let me limit your imagination.
Just make sure you have the long legs of the LEDs to the outside (see picture 1). I put heatshrink on the legs and leave them long so they can be moved around latter. To get them equal, hold them together and put a 90 degree bend in all the legs at the same time with pliers (picture 2). Drop them in the correct holes (long leg on the outside).