Several months back, I wanted to send a thank you card to the folks at instructables HQ for letting me hang out with them during Maker Faire. I knew a store bought card just wouldn't do, so my mind immediately turned to the edge lit cards created by the nice people at evilmadscientist.com.
These cards are simple and fun to make, and I wanted to add my own touch to them--a pointillist drawing of my avatar and a pull switch arranged so the card is off when it's closed and turns on when it opens.
Step 1: Gather Materials
The card is made from:
- Heavy cardstock
- 2 LED's of whatever color you would like
- 3v Button Cell (CR2032 or similar)
- A small sheet of clear acrylic
- Tape (I used electrical tape to go with my black cardstock and some clear tape)
- A tiny bit of tin foil
- Hot glue
- Electrical tape
- A sturdy, very sharp awl
- Hot glue gun