Tools & Materials Recommended:
*Lasercutter (or an xacto and very steady hand)
*Basic Soldering Equipment
*Paint or Markers
*3 AAA batteries and holder
*Custom LED Circuit
There are three files attached to this page that you'll need:
*3D Printed Moon CAD file
*Lantern Exterior CDR file
*LED Circuit PDF
Step 1: The Battery Pack
The square piece with one off-set hole in it is the base of your lantern. Run the wires of the battery pack through the hole, such that the battery pack is on the back side.
Now take your lantern sides (the long piece of cardboard with all of the pictures on it), and hold the image of the house up. The rectangle hole that is missing in the house is where our switch will go. We're going to cut the positive (red) wire on our battery pack such that the switch is lined up with the hole in the house.
Step 2: The Switch
Next, slide one half of the moon over both wires. (This step is important!)
Step 3: The LED Circuit
Once you've soldered the LED to the ends of the battery pack, it's time to position it for optimal lighting. Bend the LED such that it's pointed straight down. Now, hold up the top half of the moon, and position the lower half just low enough along the wire to fit the LED in the very top of the other half of the moon. Drop a bit of hot glue in the bottom of the lower moon to hold it in place on the wire.