I made this for my girlfriend for valentines day and she seems to be considerably happy with it. It is also very good soldering practice (I learned a thing or two).
Step 1: Bill of Materials
Bill of Materials:
Step 2: Insert Wire
1. strip ends of wires
2. insert wire into board
3. bend the ends of the wire to hold it in place
Step 3: Repeat
this is where it gets tedious you need to repeat the previous step many times to spell anything meaningful
Step 4: DOUBLE CHECK YOUR SPELING
this is a very important step, especially if you are trying to write a long message check all your spelling because it will be a pain to desolder then resolder the entire message.
Step 5: Solder and Trim
1. solder all the wires in place (don't worry about short circuits there will be no electricity flowing through it).
2. Trim the extra leads
Step 6: Optional Steps
- add a stand
- multi-colored wire