Introduction: Firefly Wind Chime


This is a great little project to add some color and beauty to an outdoor space.

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1. To begin you will need some materials.

Pictured from top left: Speaker wire, Fishing line, Electrical tape, Feathers, 3v batteries, 3v LEDs.

Not pictured: Scissors, super glue, pliers.

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2. Bend the negative (short) lead on an LED back as shown

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3. Attach the long (positive) lead to the positive side of one of the batteries. Cut a three foot length of fishing line, and secure both to the positive side of the battery.

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4. Cut two feet of speaker wire, strip it, and get one strand. Coil the strand a few times around the handle of your pliers. Make sure to leave some extra on the end.

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5. Insert the other end of the wire into the feather, and secure with a drop of super glue.

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6. Attach the coil side of the wire to the negative side of the battery, and be sure that the negative lead on the LED is inside the coil

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7. Make any final adjustments to be sure the coil will hit the lead and place in a location of your choosing. As the wind blows the feathers will move and cause the LED to twinkle.

Comments

Kaisei13 (author)2011-09-21

Make sure you add a final picture to your Introduction to everyone can see your interesting project.

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