Introduction: LED Rudolph the Red Nose Reindeer Holiday Card
This is a very easy and cheap instructable. But i love it, i think its the bees knees(just kidding). It uses one of my best qualities, which is drawing. But you can print out the picture instead, whatever floats your boat.
Step 1: Materials
-5mm Red LED
-3V Button Battery
-Soldering Iron + Solder
-Push Button Switch
-Hot Glue Gun + Hot Glue
Step 2: Sketch
I googled Rudolph the Red Nose Reindeer and i looked for an image i liked. I found this one. Then i drew it.
Step 3: Cut
So after the sketching phase. i realized that i need to have areas that are going to be white. and you cant really color yellow white. So i cut out all of the sections that need to be white.
Next. Put glue on the back of the construction paper. Then press it against the white card paper.
Once the previous is complete put something heavy on it for a while. I used a Calc 1 book because its my heaviest book.
Step 4: Components
Gather the electronic parts.
Solder a wire to each side of the LED. Then solder one to the switch, then solder a wire from the switch to the battery. Dont solder to the battery. i used electrical tape to hold it on. On the opposite side of the battery tape the wire that is soldered to the other pole of the LED.
Test the circuit before you actually solder.
Once all soldered use electrical tape to cover the connections.
Step 5: Add to Card
This easy. just put the LED in the hole where the nose is. and the switch where the hole for that is(no snickering). Once everything is in there chosen holes hot gle everything down.
Next use some of the paper scraps to cover the electrical components. I did this by glueing the paper over the components. You can do this in a variety of ways.
Then come up with something for the inside of the card. I chose a wuote from the movie.
Participated in the
Homemade Holidays Contest