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A Halloween face for a scarecrow that lights up when the foot switch is stepped upon.
Step Switch This link shows the basic idea for the step switch that I used. I did not solder anything for this project, as I wanted it to be a project with which small children could help.
All the components were either lying around the house, or were picked up from RadioShack.

Step 1: Materials

Picture of Materials
Tools:
Small sidecutters
Scissors

Materials:
Assorted Connectors
20 count Variety Pack of LEDs
PC Board for Mounting LEDs
Electrical Tape
Speaker Wire
Flexible Insluated Copper Wire
Needle and Thread
Fabric
Pillow Stuffing
Aluminum foil
3V coin cell battery
Paper
 
This is a fun project, well done.
guyfrom7up7 years ago
thanx for quoting my instructable! I didn't solder anything either, but that was out of lazyness ;)
Firebert0107 years ago
I think you're getting breadboards confused with PC board, which is what you used.
applestone (author)  Firebert0107 years ago
YES! Thank you for relaying the correct information.
gamer7 years ago
you need resistors!!!!!
frollard gamer7 years ago
If you're running from button-cel batteries, the internal resistance of the battery prevents it from discharging more than the LED can survive. If you're using almost any other power source, gamer is correct - you need a current-limiting supply, or a series resistor to ensure you don't cook the LED's. read: Ohm's Law. Great instructable otherwise!
applestone (author) 7 years ago
Perhaps I should've added a disclaimer that this only needs to work for about two hours, and not even constantly for those two hours.