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Danger is my middle name and I wanted to make something cool and tech-y for the Halloween contest- we're budding engineers, so we figured we should be...
You will need: -2 Tilt sensors (pictured below) -8 LEDs -some fabric -a hot glue gun -solder and soldering iron -switch -a ping pong ball -some wire -...
Wire up LEDs to tilt sensors such that different LEDs are on and off depending on which way you tilt the two tilt sensors. In ours, the first tilt se...
Arrange your LED eyes and bundle each side with electrical tape. Then bundle them together. Then bundle the extra wire so it's compact. Then tape toge...
The head is made of a ping pong ball with two large holes in it: one for the circuit bundle to stick into, and the other, for the LEDs to protrude out...
We used adhesive felt (because we had some lying around), but it was pretty stiff and hard to manipulate. Something soft or stretchy might be better. ...
Cut out some fabric as shown; sew together, leaving the front open. Stuff partially with polyfill or other type of stuffing, leaving room for the cir...
Make sure you know which side you want up- which orientations of the tilt sensors will give you your desired flash types. Hot glue to head fabric.
Ours came out the back; yours could go anywhere you put it. Hot glue around it so the stuffing doesn't show.
I used five pipe cleaners. Bend all of them in half to find the middle, then weave the fifth pipe cleaner so that it's centered on all of them. This s...
Hot glue the legs to the bottom of the body of the spider.
I added some fuzzy white fabric to give the spider some scary markings.
I made a slip knot and pulled it around the butt of the spider. We also considered tying it to the switch, but our flashing lights worked better at t...
I couldn't resist batting at it a bit to make the lights flash. Using it in a haunted house tonight!
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Posted:Nov 7, 2010
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