The kit is configured to make:
A. DIY Magic Wand (IR Emitter). Infra-Red emitter device. IR LED needed.
B. Magic Chest (IR Receiver). Cardboard Box opens when infra-red is detected. Arduino, IR photo diode, and servo needed.
Step 1: DIY Magic Wand (IR Emitter) - Supplies
8.5 x 11 inch paper or construction paper
IR LED (Radio Shack - Model: 276-142 | Catalog #: 276-142 ) blue tinted LED
550 ohm resistor (from multi-pack)
9V battery connector (Radio Shack - Model: 270-324 | Catalog #: 270-324)
SPST push button switch (Radio Shack - Model: 275-002 | Catalog #: 275-002)
Conductive Wire Glue (Cold Solder) (Radio Shack - Model: NK5018 | Catalog #: 64-146)
See schematic created at www.circuitlab.com . The 9V battery will power the circuit. The push switch will enable power from the positive (+) side of the battery to the positive lead (usually the long side) of the IR LED. The negative side (usually the short side) of the IR LED is connected to the resistor. The resistor is connected to the negative (-) side of the battery.