Miniature Corn-hole Lawn Game

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Are you looking to have some fun this summer while also making something? This miniature corn hole game is no ordinary lawn ornament. With built in LED lights, take this easy to store set anywhere and play at any time, even when it's dark. Feeling competitive? This miniature sized corn hole game is harder than the full size game. Everything you need to know is right below!

Supplies:

Led Lights

10 Ohm Resistors

(2) 1/4" Plywood

(4) 6 "x 3/4" wood

(2) 8" long pieces of wood

AAA batteries

Battery Pack

Copper Tape

Hot Glue

Electrical Wire

Soldering Wire

(2)On/off switch

Wood Clamp

Solder Gun

Sharpie Marker

Hole saw set

Battery Drill

1" wood screws

Drill bit

Step 1: Stain or Customize

Due to time restraints, I was not able to customize my game. I would have liked to stain the boards, but you can always do this to yours!

Step 2:

Step 3: Making the LED System

From the materials you have already gathered, take one of the 8" long sections of wood and set it aside. Cut two pieces of copper tape to 6" long and apply them to the face of the wood in parallel style. Following this, take 7 LED lights and align them on the copper tape so that each lead is one either side, one for a ground and the other for power. Once you have done a dry fit, solder the LED lights in place. Next, take your battery pack, with batteries in it, and touch the RED and BLACK leads to each piece of copper tape. Switch the ground and power wire around if the lights do not come on. Once you have determined which lead belongs where, remove the batteries from the pack and solder the connections. Then, take the 10 Ohm resistor and solder this between the battery pack and the first LED in the strand. The last step is to wire and solder the on/off switch to the circuit. For mine, I used a 3 prong switch. Wrap the leads around the post, both the negatives together and power leads together, and solder them into place. Check to see that each light functions, then take the batteries out of the pack. Repeat this whole process twice so that you end up with two LED boards with individual power sources.

Step 4: Cut the Supports

Gather the wood you need for the supports. I used two pieces that measured 7" long and 3/4" thick. Once you have two pieces of this size, make a mark at 6", one inch away from either end of the wood. Using a saw of your choice, cut from the 6" mark to the opposite corner of the piece of wood to make a 45 degree angle. This angle will allow the face plate to sit at the right angle when it is on the ground. Once you have both pieces cut roughly to the desired angle, sand the faces down to get rid of any burs or splintering. Repeat this step two times so that you have 4 support posts, 2 for each board.

Step 5: Making the Face Plate

For this step, set aside the two pieces of 1/4" plywood. Set a piece of scrap wood underneath the plywood. Take both and clamp them to your table or bench. With a tape measure, mark the center of your face plate. Mine were 24" x 12", and if i had to do it again, I would make the hole higher up, but for all intensive purposes, the hole can be dead center. Once you have the hole marked, set up your hole saw with a bit that has a 5" diameter. Drill the hole, keeping even pressure on the saw so that it does not splinter the wood. Repeat this process one more time to make both face plates.

Step 6: Putting the Pieces Together

Now that you have all of your components it is time to assemble them. Take the two angled supports and four wood screws and fasten them to the face plate so that the face plate sits on an angle and the bottom just touches the ground. Do this for the other face plate so that you now have a corn hole set. This is not all, of course. Take the LED board and place is between the two supports so that it is facing the back of the face plate. Take four more wood screws and fasten the LED board to the supports. Do this for the other set. Now, you should have a miniature, glow in the dark corn hole set.

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    WeTeachThemSTEM

    27 days ago

    Thanks for sharing your project. :)