Introduction: Fortune Teller Ostrich Egg
This egg was created for fun and the challenge of doing something new. I have come to love using electronic toys and LEDs in eggs. This egg has both. Children just love playing with this egg. There are 22 LEDs (not counting the eyes) and a motion and sound sensor. First; I needed to find a stand that would fit the theme, and was big enough to hold the batteries and speaker. The books were great because they have dragons embossed on them and are very detailed. It was originally the bottom of a water globe that I had found on the internet. Next was to find the largest ostrich egg possible. The head is from a Gemmy product that I took apart and cut up so it could fit into the egg. I used 12 volt LED strips, bypassed the resisters, cut the circuitry in places and made bridges in others, so they would work in a 3 volt system. The mirror effect was achieved by using automotive window tint. The fortune teller has several different sayings. I hope people enjoy this as much as I do.
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