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LED Shoes - Illuminate Your Feet

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Remember those awesome light up shoes you had when you were a kid?  Now you can turn your own shoes into a work of art!  Wear these painted LED shoes out and you will be the center of any party.  Its super easy!
 
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Step 1: Materials

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1. Canvas Shoes (any shoe that a needle can poke through)
2. Conductive Thread
3. LED's (10) *
4. Regular Thread
5. 220 ohm resistors (2)
6. Sew on snaps (6)
7. 3V 20mm-25mm coin cell batteries (2)
8. Needle Nose Pliers
9. Small scissors
10.Seam-ripper
11. Needles
12. Felt (3" by 3" piece)
13. Puff paint (color of your choice)
14. Glue gun
15. Marker

*Make your own LED Beads (which is what I did)
1. Surface mount LED's (10)
2. Silver Crimp Beads (10)
3. Copper Crimp Beads (10)
4. Super Glue

The crimp beads will be soldered to the LED's and used to connect to the conductive thread thus they need to be made out of a conductive material.  I used copper and silver crimp beads because they are conductive and so I could tell the anode and cathode by the color of the bead.

Step 2: Battery Holder - Cut Felt Holder

Materials Needed:
1. Felt
2. Marker
3. Coin cell battery

Steps:
1. Take your felt and trace the coin cell battery onto it with a marker.  Put an X in the center of the circle to mark the center.  Draw a rectangle as seen in image 2.  Then draw an outer line around the whole shape to give room for when you sew the piece onto the shoe. 

2. Now cut the piece out along the outer edge.

You will need two of these cut outs.  One for each shoe.
ARJOON3 years ago
just put a 555 timer blinker and all is done
mclain1144 years ago
I think these would be pretty cool on some nice looking kicks. Maybe even better if EL Wire was incorporated?
Zeke4 years ago
This would probably look even better with another fabric layer, covering the circuitry, instead of that puff paint stuff. How long does the battery last?
luvit4 years ago
i wouldn't be caught dead in these. i mean, if i were dead, i couldn;t stop anyone.. but, you know.
Clayton H.4 years ago
Put the switch on the inner sides of the heels so you can click your heels to turn them on.
i think this switch must be strong material and watrerprof also solid
thepelton4 years ago
I had an idea, but I might enter it in another contest. 8>) Don
tig3rstyl34 years ago
AWESOME!!! Im gonna put them on my running shoes so now i can run at night!! thanks!!
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