This Instructable will show you how to put together some LeD Spidies for Halloween.

They are simple to make and fun to hide in dark corners for guests to find.

I have tried to keep this simple and to the point for the younger viewers. If you are after something a little more challenging, perhaps incorporate a vibe motor and some moving limbs to the equation. Widow Maker

Step 1: What we will need

Hopefully you should be able to find most of what you need around the house.

~ 1 X Coathanger (for the legs).

~ 1 X Egg Carton.

~ 2 X LeD.

~ 1 X Battery (that suits the two LeD's).

~ 2 X Short peice of wire or 1 X Long peice of wire to cut in half (you decide).

~ 1 X Pliers (to bend wire for legs).

~ 1 X Hot glue gun or suitable glue.

~ 1 x Large boot (to squish your Spidie if they go wild crazy)

Before we go any further. Who doesn't know what an LeD is?

An LeD is a Light Emitting Diode.

Basically it is like a tiny little globe that shines light. They come in lots of different colours and strengths. Using them will be a great way of making your Spidie stand out in the dark.

They are also going to save the world, especially the blue ones. Remember that kids.
<p>love the way you positioned the legs :0)</p>
Te he he! Yes, he is posed well. :)&nbsp;
This is a cool project.&nbsp; Have I missed where to put the battery?&nbsp; I have never worked with LED's in my life.&nbsp; I really want to learn, so thank you for sharing your information and good sense of humor.
Thanks for the inspiration! Great Instructable. Loved the idea so much we made a 1 hour drive (each way ) to get the supplies! Here is the Spidie my son Zack and I came up with. <br/><br/><a rel="nofollow" href="http://i213.photobucket.com/albums/cc256/Electron_Forge/Spidie.jpg">http://i213.photobucket.com/albums/cc256/Electron_Forge/Spidie.jpg</a> (WFS)<br/><br/>Hollowed out a Styrofoam ball with a hot foam craft knife and hid the goodies in side. The pipe cleaner legs are straight through the body and allow easy repositioning. A hidden switch in the bottom for easy on/off. A little paint and some black and orange &quot;hair&quot; over the body and look out little sister!<br/><br/>Glisson<br/>
WoW!!!! That is awesome! He looks terrific. Thankyou very much for your kind words. I hope he does a good job at lil' sista scaring! ;)
The best part was when I went to The Source (Canadian Radio Shack wannabe) to grab some things to build more (little sis wants one now too.) I showed the owner my pics of the Spidie and told her about Instructables and she gave me over $500 worth of stuff that was going to get thrown out or shipped back to the company for free! Jacks, project boxes, transistors, leds, voltage regulators and tons of other goodies were inside the unwanted electronics devices waiting for me to create something with them! Glisson
This is adorable!
Thanks! ;)
Did you use clay to hold the LEDs and Battery together?
No, the wires are just taped directly to the coin cell battery. You could use and a epoxy/clay mix to fix them.
A trick from cheap LED toys: You can make a switch from two slips of plastic or paper: one with 2 holes in it between the tape and the battery, and one to break the circuit. The sandwich goes like this: tape, +LED leads, battery, slip, slip with holes, -LED leads (peeking thru holes), tape. The LED leads straddle the battery if you bend them nicely. Hope that makes sense!
I understand, thanks for your comment. You wouldn't have a picture to show others would you?
of a smile? ummmm ...no not yet... i can't make the spidies yet either :)
Sorry, that comment was for Xybyrgy. We started a convo in the middle of another one.
No pics, but here's a diagram.
Thanks for the tips. that looks like a very solid design.
Hey.. these are really cool.. thanx for pointing them out to me.. I am sure my kids will enjoy making these
That is fantastic to hear! As pointed out below. Pipe cleaners should work fine also, if that is more an appropriate medium for the legs. I was hoping to bring a few smiles to some childrens faces!! Tell them please, that I would love to post some pictures of their creations on here for everyone to see as well. Your comment makes me smile. Thankyou.
I will let you know when they make them.. A friend of mine told me once that I was good at making them smile. ;) You are welcome.
I wonder if black, fuzzy pipe cleaners would work as legs. They would look nice.
Yes they will! go for it!
This is so groovy! Igor and I will be making these. :)
Thankyou! Please post a picture if you do.
Where's my spider squishing boot?
Here, borrow mine.
Quick Quick!! Before there is more!!!
Eek!<br/><br/>Spidies!<br/><br/><sub>Runs to the corner and stands on a chair until the batteries die.</sub><br/>
He he! It's a Spidie not a mouse, they can climb chair legs...
<em>Double Eeek!</em><br/><br/><sub>Leaps for curtains. </sub><br/>
Funny funny man... ;)
Not that funny, I can hear a ripping noise....
Run Kiteman <strong>RUN!!</strong><br/>
Might be there a while :P
Oooo I like this, very nice and simple and a great effect. I think that I would make a switch out of one of the legs or the antenna so that I could turn it on and off by hooking one over the other or something
Yes I generally add a switch inline as to save batteries. "antenna" Ummm... he's a Spidie, those are his front to legs raised in the air... LoL
ooops sorry, angry legs then, wave away, I suppose spidie could really cross legs without looking like it wanted the loo
He'll be fine with it. I like the idea of legs as the switch.
Could you incorporate a switch to this too? I haven't worked too much with LEDs, but based off what I see from this step - once you attach the battery, it will stay on.
Yes most definatley you can my friend. Simply wire the switch between the battery and the LeD's. It is only done like this in the I'ble to simplify it.

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