Introduction: Customizable Led Badge With Switch
This project was designed for the Minimusica Festival in Valencia, Spain on may 2018. Activity for parents and kids.
Susana Monteagudo Críos&Roll
Paper Circuit PinSparkfun
Digital Bling The Tinkering Studio Exploratorium San Francisco
Copper Tape 5mm
Coin Cell Battery CR2032
Diode Led 5mm, RGB flashing is a good option
All metal Binding Clip 19mm
Safety pin 38mm
White cardstock for printing the card printable Download
Black or other color Cardstock
Silicon Glue Gun
Step 1: Print the Pdf in a Cardstock and Start With the Copper Tape
Follow to the other side without cutting.
Step 2: Cut the Copper Tape and Start With the Second Section of the Circuit
Follow to the other side of the cardstock without cut it. Fold the copper tape at corners as described in step 2 of
Step 3: Finish the Circuit
Cut the copper and follow with the last section of the circuit, folding in the corners.
Step 4: Make a Hole and Insert the Led
Make a hole between the two sections of the circuit and insert the led as shown in the picture
Step 5: Bend the Legs
Be careful and attach the shorter leg in contact with the negative side of the circuit and the larger one with the positive one.
Step 6: Fix the Legs With Adhesive Tape
Step 7: Insert the Coin Cell Battery
Fold the paper as shown in the picture and insert the coin cell battery with the positive side up.
Step 8: Prepare the Clip
Insert the safety pin inside the binding clip as shown in the picture
Step 9: The Circuit Is Finished!
Hold the coin cell with the clip
The binding clip works as switch: when is up the light is off, when down, the light is on.
Step 10: Now, Customize It!
Draw a circle in a cardstock big enough to cover the entire card. You can decorate it with a figure in felt, a circle in color paper, or whatever you want... Then make a hole in all of them at the position of the led. Attach it.
Step 11: Glue All
Glue all the elements with silicone and ¡that's all!
5 years ago
This looks really fun. It would be perfect for making name tags for kids.