This project brings together the normal necessities of a painting and spices it up with the warm glow of a few LEDs. The LEDs give a bit more light to your normal wall hanging.
The abilities of conductive paint are endless and I hope to see more projects coming out in the future.
Step 1: Materials Needed
- paint brushes
- acrylic paint
- conductive paint
- LEDs (I'm using red 3mm ones)
- battery holder
- batteries (CR2032 type)
- alligator clips
- needle nose pliers
- nail polish
Step 2: Deciding on a design
As you can see from the lovely sketches the first is simply the design. The second depicts where the LEDs will generally go and also where the positive/negative lines of paint will connect each LED together, eventually leading to the battery.
Step 3: Prepping and testing the LEDs
Now test all your LEDs by hooking them up with the alligator clips and battery. This helps with two things 1. to make sure you have the right color and 2. to make sure all the LEDs work before getting too far into the painting.
Lastly, using your needle nose pliers bend and twirl the prongs so that the LED can sit straight up and are able to be attached to the canvas.