Picture of Light Up Heart
The purpose of this project was to learn how to program the LEDs/controller for a project that I actually bought them for. The symbol came from a tattoo my girl has on her foot, and I put it together just in time for her birthday party. It also gave me the fore-site to take picture during the build so I could create my first Instructable.

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Step 1: Supplies

Picture of Supplies
Supplies Needed:
  1. Foam Core white
  2. Foam Core Black
  3. Wax Paper
  4. Strand of 50 total control lighting pixels
  5. 1 Total control lighting controller
  6. Pushpins
  7. Spray adhesive or glue stick

Tools Needed:
  1. Box cutter
  2. Ruler
  3. Hot Glue Gun
  4. Cutting mat

Step 2: Design

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heart corner.jpg
heart top.jpg
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The design consists of an outer box, Inside heart, and back lid.

The outer box will be made out of Black Foam-core. it will have the heart cut out on top and the wax paper glued into the inside. 

Inside heart will have boning around the symbol. I chose to make it out of white foam core, but you may want to use black and line the insides with aluminum foil (you can also use white and foil to increase the brightness, and maybe create a less pix-elated version.

In-between the heart, and the back lid will be the LEDs. This will let you sandwich the pixels instead of having to glue in each one.

The back lid will be made of black foam-core to give the outside an all black look.

To create the stencil I took the White symbol inverted the colors, and cut it in half. When cut in half it would nice print on a 11 X 17 sheet of paper. (I am not sure if the full symbol was the one I finally used.) 

Cool! I really like that heart peace symbol design!