Introduction: EBaked Gingerbread House With LEDs and Conductive Thread

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get eBaked in 2012!

giving thanks, praise and respect for all of the innovative minds that spark my brainwaves.
Wishing you all fresh baked cookies, humming studio spaces and illuminated inspirations for 2012!!

Now... into the kitchen to bake up some electronics!

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Step 1: Draft House Plans and Wiring Diagram

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sketch out your plans and draft the templates

Step 2: Gather Supplies

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house plans and wiring diagram
house templates
LEDs
conductive thread
gingerbread 
royal frosting
sturdy building foundation

Step 3: Create LED Circuits

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Bend leg of LED and knot conductive thread on the loop.

Step 4: Carve the House and Install Electronics

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Cut your house template out of gingerbread dough
Following your wiring diagram press conductive thread and LEDs into the dough
TEST

Step 5: EBaked

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after cooling test your circuits

Step 6: Build the House and Connect Circuits

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using royal frosting recipe build your house.
At 'junction boxes' - tie conductive thread together.
Use props to hold the house together while the frosting sets.

Step 7: Power On!

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tape a 3V battery to the thread ends and Power On!

Wishing you a Happy NewYear!
May you all have a rule breaking haven to house your innovative minds and projects!


more eBake pics and eTextile projects can be found on my website lbruning.com

Comments

techxpert (author)2012-01-05

epic

Lynne Bruning (author)techxpert2012-01-06

coming from the xpert that means a lot.
thanks and happy baking.

Penolopy Bulnick (author)2012-01-03

Awesome!

thanks! It was a fun family project that hopefully inspired more eBaking.

ingamarie (author)2012-01-01

totally impressed that the LEDs didn't melt in the oven :)

Lynne Bruning (author)ingamarie2012-01-01

Indeed, it was an experiment fraught with potential fail.
I was impressed that the icing encrusted conductive thread functioned.

ingamarie (author)Lynne Bruning2012-01-01

Those are my favorite kinds :)

NathanWilliams (author)2011-12-31

I never considered using conductive thread in a gingerbread house.
Thanks for the idea, I think I'll use it for my next house!

please post a pic of your eBaked creation!

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