Step 5: Apply yourself

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Add the cool tiny Robot sticker to the battery case.

So get out your electronics parts and start prototyping.

Jam in the power connectors to bring the grid up.

Hold the ends of your leads close to the end so you can prick the foil layer and insert the electronic component.

Here I have demonstrated lighting up two LEDs in parallel with resistors.

The board does flex and components are not 100% secure if you violently shake it.  Making the mods mentioned before will help with reliability.

I had an assortment pack of LEDs so I had to guess at what they were rated as and came out with an even lamer value for the resistor using an online LED calculator.  Lucky I didn't look too close when I bought some resistor packs at Radidio Shack.  I had 100k and 100 ohms.  The 100 ohms worked.

I cut and stripped the ends of some jumper wires to use in the breadboard.

From this you can learn basic circuits.  Add more components such as motors, more lights, readouts, transistors, capacitors, resistors, etc.   Plug and play.  Know which end of the LED goes to hot.

Attach to your favorite hoodie and always have a breadboard handy to prototype.

Somebody do a stop motion prototyping session a la LEGO man.

Anyone want a wearable Arp 2600 or Moog Modular?

This was an experiment in experimenting.  Have fun making one.