Introduction: Pumpkin LED
This is a project for my Robotics class. It is a LED starter kit that uses a pumpkin basket and lights up when you turn on the switch on the inside. We used a led starter and a plastic pumpkin from the dollar tree. We used soldering to make the LEDs work in the pumpkin
Get Your Equipment
Equipment needed: -Part: Male to Female Jumper wires $5 amazon -Part: Cell battery holder $5 amazon -Part: Flashing led starter kit $3 frys.com -Part: Batteries $6 amazon -Solder -Flat surface to solder -Safety Glasses -Solder Cleaner -Wire Cutters
On your board, solder all in the solder kit except the Led and Battery pack. Those are done differently to fit your project. Click here to follow the instructions on where to solder what.
After soldering everything except leds and battery pack, solder the leds to fit your needs, in ours, we needed it longer to reach the eye socket, so we added jumper wires to reach that distance. After that, you can solder your battery pack to the edge of the board you see fit.
For us, we attached it by drilling a hole in each eye the size of our led so the pumpkin could fit without any glue, tape, etc. required.
Participated in the
Halloween Decor Contest 2016
6 years ago
Fun way to make a cheap pumpkin bucket more interesting.