Hear about the one that laid the golden egg? Well, this is a batch of organic(not hatched at least) glowing radioactive eggs. A fine sample of radioactive elements is presented here. Look, there's Polonium, favored by our friends at the KGB. For breakfast, let your kids pick their...wait
Great for egg scavenger hunts, egg hunt periodic table bingo contests or for winning door prizes. Some of these radioactive elements are pretty rare and have a short half-life.
Step 1: Safe Handling of Materials...
I think salmonella would be the least of your worries...
This project is just rigging up eggs with LEDs in a repeating fade pattern controlled by a microprocessor like an Arduino.
The egg carton is used to hold the eggs and the magic Arduino is hidden in the package.
You can go with a whole egg or have it hard-boiled but I just used an empty egg shell since that would diffuse the LED light better and not be as opaque.
A little bit of fiberfill is stuffed inside the eggshell for better light distribution.
I used an Adafruit Flora microprocessor board and battery pack.
I used LEDs in different colors with appropriate resistors soldered in line.
Know how to wire up and program your microprocessor.
CAUTION: Know how to safely work with electronics and raw poultry products. If you don't know, ask.