Intro: Kid's Maker Project: Light Bulb
2 minute maker project for teaching kids about light bulb, electricity and a bit about history.
Step 1: Components
1. Leviton 125 15 Amp, 660 Watt, 125 Volt, 2-Pole, 2-Wire, Socket To Outlet Adapter
$2 on Amazon.
2. Common USB Power Adapters ( You probably already have several laying around the house)
3. Soshine Portable Mini USB Power 6 LED Night Light Lamp 1W 5V Touch Dimmer
$7 for 5 on Aliexpress or Ebay if you want faster shipment.
Step 2: Plug Everything Together
That is it. You made a light bulb. Soshine LED is touch control, You will need to touch the chip in middle of LED circuit board a few times to make it shine.
Step 3: It Is a Great Time for Some Stern Talks About Electric Safety
My went something like this:
You know electricity is very dangerous, Edison have to kill an elephant to show it. Daddy can't do that, because they are endanger species now. So let us agree on these
NO putting your finger or anything in light socket and wall outlets.
NO water or wet item on applicants.
Don't plug or unplug anything without telling an adult. Anything that requires a plug is not a toy. Not even an Ipad.
Step 4: For the More Experienced, What Other USB Powered Devices That Can Be Put in a Light Socket.
A. Wifi range extender
B. Wifi Camera
D-Link Wireless Day Only Network Surveillance Camera with mydlink-Enabled & Built-in Wifi Extender (DCS-931L)
$30 on Amazon
C. Amazon Echo for the cool Star Trek Voice Command.
Or if you are a hacker/cheapskate like me just a modded old android phone for all three above.
Have fun now.