Introduction: Tunnel Book With Arduino

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This instruction suggests how to create an interactive tunnel book with electronic kit called Arduino Tunnel book is a kind of book arts in which each 4-5 pages are layers and give you three-dimensional feeling. LED lights will make this book more fancy, especially in the dark room.


Step 1: Materials

For making an interactive tunnel book, you will need some materials such as:

2 Paper Sheets for Concertinas: 5" x 12" each
6 card Stock Pages: 5" x 7" each
2 Arduino Unos
10 LEDs
Distance Sensor
2 9V Batteries
2 Battery Holders
Solder Iron

Step 2: Print & Crop Your Book

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Design your pages with Adobe Photoshop or Illustrator and print it on letter size card stocks. You can also draw any pictures by your hand. Consider where you crop later.

After you crop all pages, you need to assemble all of them into concertinas with glue. Remember the order and don't shuffle your layers.
For more info about making tunnel books, go to

Step 3: Code Your Arduino & Assemble It

You can find example code for blinking from Arduino example library. Be aware to match your code and pin numbers. LED will not blink If pin numbers in your code doesn't fit with Arduino Uno kit. Arduino must have be connected to your computer to transfer your code for blinking LEDs.

Wire should be need for extension of LEDs. It's impossible to put your LED into the book because LED's legs are too short. Get long wires and combine them to legs by soldering.

Step 4: Place Your LEDs

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You can place your LEDs wherever you want to put. Location of LED will affect the mood of your pages.

Step 5: Demonstrate Your Book

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Your book making is done. Enjoy this book. This book looks more adorable in the dark room.

To see how it works, go to the link and see my videos:


Raphango (author)2014-02-03

Great =D

yfunz (author)2014-01-18

waw,,, it's amazing...

billbillt (author)2013-12-22

great... got my votes...

Todd Gehris (author)2013-12-22

I like this idea. Nice job.

RishiG (author)2013-12-21

Any chance we could have a peek at the templates? Really interested in making one of these!

Andrew Reardon (author)2013-12-20

Did you draw these? You are a great artist either way! Can't believe how nice this looks

jessyratfink (author)2013-12-20

Absolutely beautiful! :D

DonKee (author)2013-12-20

Nice concept and idea!

meyzellina (author)2013-12-19

nice so i will try to make this♥

Bastl3r (author)2013-12-19

Nice Project. I would suggest putting in a frosted acryl plate and try some edge lighting ( )

Penolopy Bulnick (author)2013-12-18

How fun! I just love that effect with the LED's!

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Bio: Born in Korea. Educated in San Francisco, and currently attending MFA Design and Technology at Parsons The New School for Design in New York. SF-NYC ... More »
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