This is a project I made for my computational craft class.
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Step 1: Step 1: Paper Prototype
For this project, I referenced the paper bird model made by Kostenlose Anleitung(You can find the project here: http://kreanym.com/2015/05/15/kostenlose-anleitung-zaunkoenig/), then changed his model according to the circuit I want to build. I used paper and glue to build a prototype, enabling me to think better about where to place the circut.
Step 2: Step 2: Gathering Materials
1. LEDs: In this project, I used 3 Chanzon LEDs(https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01DBZIDK4/ref=o...)
2. Cooper tape
3. Cardstock & Craft Paper
4. Wood Stick
Step 3: Step 3: Building the Circuit
I connected the 3 LEDs in a parallel circuit, which is attached to the bottom of the bird. The circuit is powered by a coin cell battery.
For the bottom part of the bird, I used cardstock to make the structure more robust. And for the top part, in order to let light come through, I used craft paper which is thinner.
Step 4: Step 4: Building the Switch
For the switch, I build a stick which on one end is wrapped with copper tape, and the other end is connected to the bird's tail to give support the tail.
Step 5: Step 5: Bird Lamp
When you press the belly of the bird, it would light up!