SuperHero LightSlinger

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SuperHero LightSlinger is a fun hand band that can color mix using a Bi-LED light !

-Supplies-

Foam Pad: 1

Bi-LED Light: 1

Coin Cell Battery: 1

Paper Clips: 3

Foil Squares: 5

Twist Tie: 2

Duct Tape

Step 1: Prep Your Foam

Holding the Foam Pad long ways:

Cut off a 1 inch strip and set aside. Next, cut off an additional 1 inch strip, then cut in half.

Step 2: Insert Bi-LED

Insert the Bi-LED into the center of the Long 1 inch foam strip.

Step 3: Split LED Legs & Mark

Split the 3 LED legs into a T shape. Keeping the Negative (-) leg in the center.

Then mark each leg of LED for reference.

*Center Leg is Negative (-)

*Left Leg is Positive (+) : Color 1

*Right Leg is Positive (+) : Color 2

Step 4: Strip Ends of Twist Tie

Strip the ends of each Twist Tie down to metal. Then coil for better connections.

*Make sure to strip 1 inch of each side*

Step 5: Prep the LED Legs

Coil all LED legs. Cut 1 piece of foil in half and wrap around each POS (+) LED Leg.

Step 6: Connect Twist Tie to Foam Part 1

*Coil one end of twist tie for maximum connectivity.

Then place coil side of the twist tie over the LED POS (+) leg w/ foil and wrap tight.

Once connected, tape down. (Make sure to cover ALL FOIL & LED LEG)

Step 7: Connect Twist Tie to Foam Part 2

*Coil one end of twist tie for maximum connectivity.

Then place coil side of the twist tie over the LED POS (+) leg w/ foil and wrap tight. Once connected, tape down. (Make sure to cover ALL FOIL & LED LEG w tape)

Step 8: Connect the POS (+) Side of Battery

Coil one side of Twist Tie and place on sticky side of duct tape. Then place POSITIVE (+) side of Coin Cell over the coiled Twist Tie.

Step 9: Connect NEGATIVE (-) Side of Coin Cell Battery

Coil NEG (-) leg of LED then place NEG (-) side of Coin Cell over the coiled NEG (-) LED leg.

*Tape Down & make sure to cover ALL LED LEG.

Step 10: Connect the Hand Band

Coil end of POS (+) Twist Tie and connect to Paper Clip. Then attach the ends of the Hand Band with the Paper Clip. * Make sure that the Coiled side of POS (+) Twist Tie is on the OUTSIDE of HandBand*

Step 11: Complete the Hand Band

Place Foil over Paperclip and coiled POS (+) side of Twist tie and Tape down.

Step 12: Prep the Finger Slingers

Using the 1 inch cut foams, size them for the Middle & Ring Fingers. Then use a paperclip to connect finger slingers.

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