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With all the “Love Robots” I’ve been making (see here and here), they where bound to procreate and spawn of a new generation.

Wanting to approach the simplicity of the famous LED Throwies, the name LED Kissies was already lingering in my mind, even before I came up with the concept presented here.

LED Kissies are ”kissing robots” reduced to their essential parts:  an LED, a battery, a strong magnet and (optionally) some card with a picture. They are easy and fast to make and pretty low cost.

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Step 1: Materials (and tools)

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For a pair of LED Kissies you will need:

2 Blinking LEDs working on 3V. Some blinking LEDs are clearly underpowered on 3V. I used LED's from Opitec (n° 236135).

2 Lithium coin cells delivering 3V each. The thin CR2016 type is easiest to work with, but with some bending of the LED legs, other types can be used to.

2 Strong magnets (Neodymium type). I used 4 mm thick/8 mm diameter ones from Opitec (n° 208305).

A couple of square cm of card stock. Photo card stock/paper works well.

You will probably need scissors and a printer to make suiting pictures. But you could also use ID photos.

Step 2: Assembly

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Slide the coin cell in between the LED legs as shown. Make sure the polarity is correct by checking if the LED lights up by pressing the legs to the + and the - side.

Add the card stock to the + side, over the LED leg and keep it in place with the magnet. Check if the + LED leg is well under the magnet. If the LED continues blinking, bend the free leg away from the battery, just enough to break contact.
nodoubtman9 months ago
so cute :)
sunshiine1 year ago
Voted, thanks for sharing! I will be making something using lights and your instructable helped me think of an idea!
sunshiine
Ugifer1 year ago
What a great idea! A lovely project and simple enough to do with virtually any age-group - 3 to adult!
masynmachien (author)  Ugifer1 year ago
Thanks!

Just take care of fingers getting pinched between strong magnets. But kids can learn to take care and it won't kill them.

Also the distance between the front LED leg and the battery needs some trimming. So I wouldn't do it with a large group of very young children. A small group or 6+ should be fine.
sunshiine1 year ago
Love this! Great gift idea.
ynze1 year ago
Very cute! Did you try using 3D figures instead of cards?
masynmachien (author)  ynze1 year ago
Thanks!

I didn't try 3D figures yet, but I think that from this very basic version things will evolve back to more "3D versions" again.
ChrysN1 year ago
That is so cute!
masynmachien (author)  ChrysN1 year ago
Thanks!
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