LED Plastic Pumpkin




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

Step 1: 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


-Flat surface to solder

-Safety Glasses

-Solder Cleaner

-Wire Cutters

Step 2: Solder Your Board

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.

Step 3: Solder Leds and Battery Pack

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.

Step 4: Attach Your Completed Board to Your Prop.

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.

Step 5:



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    2 Discussions


    2 years ago

    wow you are the greatest teach me your ways


    2 years ago

    That's great! Thanks for sharing!