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The Electric lily or The Safety Pin: How to be safe and look good doing it

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This instructable is for walkers and bikers alike. Whoever wants to be seen at night and still look good. Give it to your girlfriend, your sis, your bro, homeboy or even your mom. Any one who is stylish and walks, runs, or bikes  at night!!!


I will demonstrate folding this using opaque paper not the transparent plastic because the plastic is imposable to see in the pictures. I will include some pictures anyway. cool beans.

also if you like it vote!!!


 
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Step 1: Materials and tools

Picture of materials and tools
Materials
you will need

1. sheet protector; any sort of plastic should do, I'm getting some colored cellophane to try this with next.

2. L.E.D.s; I got mine from Evil Mad Scientist Laboratories shop.

3. Batteries;  I used CR2032 3V Lithium Batteries so there was no need for a resistor.

4. Origami paper for practice.

5. Thread; color doesn't matter here I just used green so it would blend in.

Tools
there aren't many tools you'll need for this project.

1. Scissors or any cutting blade should do at that, exacto, pocket knife, katana, T-rex teeth

2. Binder clip or any clamping tool   


Step 2: Making squares

Take your sheet protector (or if you are practicing printer paper) and cut the bottom and side bits off (only for sheet protector). Unfold and cut in half. Fold that in half lengthwise and fold down one corner to the edge making a triangle. Cut or tear down the lengthwise fold until you reach the bottom. Fold down the bottom of the triangle and cut or tear along that new fold.
tada!

a square!

This is because when you fold down one corner to the edge your making a right triangle and unfold that. You have two right triangles sharing a hypotenuse or a square bisected by a diagonal line. 

Step 3: Making rectangles

 This is a pretty easy step. Just fold the square in half and cut along that fold.

bam! a rectangle 

and the cool  thing is if you take a square potion out of this rectangle you'll be left with another square!

Make 12 rectangles; 4 of these will be called the "leaves" and 8 the "petals".

ChrysN4 years ago
Nice, I'd love to see it when you get the batteries.  I've used cellophane for folding origami, it may be a bit easier to use than sheet protectors.
imrobot (author)  ChrysN4 years ago
tada! got batteries!
ChrysN imrobot4 years ago
Looks great!
hanelyp4 years ago
Reading step 6 I thought you meant 3 stacks of 4 pieces until I made sense of the photos.  It's 4 stacks each with 2 petals on a leaf.
imrobot (author)  hanelyp4 years ago
oooo... sorry one sec i'll specify that! thanks!