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This was made at the #BUILDNIGHT from Instructables and Silhouette Portrait at Hackerspace Charlotte in June 2015! We love making things with LEDs, well LED this time, from #HackerSpaceCharlotte.

Step 1: ​Materials

  • Silhouette Portrait!
  • Printable Magnet Sheets
  • assorted cardstock
  • Elmers ProBond Advanced Glue!
  • 1, LED of your choice, I went with a 10mm White LED from the Radio Shack fire sale!
  • 1, IN4001 diode
  • 1, 330R resistor
  • 1, AA battery holder batteries included in a Radio Shack MAKE: IT COMPONENT KIT 1 from the fire sale!
  • Foil tape
  • 12 or more buckyball 3mm magnets, or any type that's just what I had hanging around the walls at my house.
  • scissors
  • exacto/razor knife
  • ruler

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Step 2: SILHOUETTE STUDIO®

You'll need to download SILHOUETTE STUDIO® for you're flavor Operating System.

Launch it, design it and print it.

You can use the uploaded files to get you started.

Yes there is a switch in the original design, you can add it to the one you make if you feel up to it.

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Step 3: Ready Set Print!

Using the Silhouette Portrait with card stock, and magnetic paper we cut out our magnetic build plate and card stock electronic component schematic.

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Step 4: ​Get Your Glue Ready

Get your glue ready

Some disassembly required,

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Step 5: Some Disassembly Required, Resistance

Cut some foil tape I tried a few different methods, the longer 4 inch strips worked very well.

I placed a buckyball on both ends of the component symbol with foil tape. It's good to point the south end out, check it with an additional magnet.

Next a blob of Elmer's ProBond Advanced! Then placed the component on top of both ends touching the top of the foil tape. Place more foil tape over to hold down the component to it's respective end.

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Step 6: Some Disassembly Required, Light

I placed a buckyball on both ends of the component symbol with foil tape. It's good to point the south end out, check it with an additional magnet.

Next a blob of Elmer's ProBond Advanced! Then placed the component on top of both ends touching the top of the foil tape. Place more foil tape over to hold down the component to it's respective end. In the case of the LED the long positive anode goes to the back of the triangle. In font of the is for the negative cathode front the grab some more foil tape to keep the LED down end connected, test connectivity.

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Step 7: Some Disassembly Required, Blocking

I placed a buckyball on both ends of the component symbol with foil tape. It's good to point the south end out, check it with an additional magnet.

Next a blob of Elmer's ProBond Advanced! Then placed the component on top of both ends touching the top of the foil tape. Place more foil tape over to hold down the component to it's respective end.

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Step 8: Some Disassembly Required, Power

I placed a buckyball on both ends of the component symbol with foil tape. It's good to point the south end out, check it with an additional magnet. Next a blob of Elmer's ProBond Advanced! Then placed the component on top of both ends touching the top of the foil tape. Place more foil tape over to hold down the positive and negative battery leads to it's respective end, On the battery holder the stock magnetic paper doesn't hold the weight of the AA battery pack with batteries, so added a few buckyball to the battery pack that was glued on the magnetic paper.

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Step 9: Foiled Again Magtronics, Have Fun!

As you can see I tested a copper tape version first, but the aluminum foil tape conducted better for some reason. Here are some shots from the magnetic side of my refrigerator with and with out the normal chaos of the side of my refrigerator. Enjoy please check out Hackerspace Charlotte if your ever around the Queen City or come to a visit of our co-working spaces around the city, as well as one of our meetup groups maybe check out the local Maker Spaces, Come by Hackerspace Chalrotte and get your Hackerspace passport stamped.

Please check out the Charlotte Maker Faire on 10/10/2015

Thanks

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<p>Very cool idea on how to teach about schmatic sybols while learning about electronics! </p>
<p>Very cool man</p>

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