DIY Projects and Methodologies, Hobby Circuits, Circuit Samples
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This is an interactive "live" animation that responds to touch without any programming!
You will need:
LEDs (my LEDs was got from http://www.kynix.com/Product/Cate/463.html)
3V coin cell
Soldering equipment /or/ tape
Step 1: Choose an animated sequance
You should have as many frames in the animation as you have LEDs. In my example I used 5 frames of a bird flying, and 5 LEDs. Once you have decided what you will animate, draw it onto thick(ish) paper (I have used construction paper in this example, but you could use cardstock), and use a craft knife to cut it out (or use a vinyl / laser cutter if you have one handy!).
Step 2: Fold your switch on the LED page
Step 3: Fold you LED page in half
Step 4: Cut your frame page to size
Step 5: Cut out your frames
Step 6: Add LEDs
Mark everything out in pencil first.
To get the position of the LEDs, position your frame page on top, and make a small pencil mark at the center of each cut-out frame.
Lay copper tape as in the diagram -note that if you have any breaks in the tape you will need to solder, as most copper tape is only conductive on one side.
Add a small piece of card to connect the battery to the switch. This can be glued or taped.
Step 7: Add battery and clip
Step 8: Sandwhich frames
The LEDs will be at the back, with the frames in the middle, and a blank page at the front...for the magic to happen!
Step 9: Turn out the lights and animate!