Introduction: Wearable FireFly
Making a wearable firefly that glows when the wings meet
Step 1: Materials Needed
Nail Polish to match the color of the wings
Beads/Glitter for eyes (optional)
Conductive Fabric (Iron on)
Hot Glue Gun
Resistor Coin Battery
Step 2: FireFly Shapes
Cut out the firefly shapes
Step 3: Iron on Fabric
Iron on the conductive fabric onto the wings
Step 4: Insulate Wings
Insulate the wings partially by covering it with nail polish
To learn how to insulate using nail polish follow the link-
Step 5: Creating Circuit
Create a circuit with the LED, battery, resistor and switch.
The switch is formed by the wings that can be pressed together on the other side of the cloth.
Step 6: Stitching the Wings
Stitch on the wings using conductive thread to complete the circuit on the other side of the cloth
Step 7: Insulating Wings
Once the wings are on use nail polish to cover intersection of wing and cloth so that the switch is not on all the time.
Step 8: Insulating Circuit
Use the glue gun to insulate the conductive thread.
Insulate each circuit separately.
Step 9: The Firefly Is Now Ready
Press the wings together to make it glow!
You can also stitch this patch onto a backpack, clothing, etc.
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