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Monday, May 04, 2015

May the Fourth Be With You

More light-up activity in honor of Star Wars Day, May 4th. (You've gotta be a Star Wars nerd to get it!)

I made a card for my bro, Jackbear. (You can find him carving rubber stamps over on his blog, Jackbear Stamps. He's got something to share for the day as well!)

Here's the card:

Master Jedi Card:  The photo above is the front of the card. The card doesn't open but the back of the card is below.


First off; I create things for my family that may not be perfect. My drawing skills aren't the best (I may be just a tad better than my 5 yr old niece, but not by much.) But I know that my family admires the "TRY". Better to try it than to succumb to a store bought. And honestly, the mechanism makes up for the less than perfect artwork. That's because this lightsaber really lights up!







That's right! I used more Chibitronics inside of this card! There's my copper tape and LED sticker skeleton to this card. I had to sketch this one out a few times before I figured out exactly what I wanted. The lights had to come on in sequence. But the starter kit led me in the right direction.



I used white LEDs here as the paper I chose for the lightsaber is blue and it lends that color to the lights when they activate. Rather than try to write out an explanation about how to make the lights come on, I just left a question on the back of the card for my brother. I'd see if he could figure it out from the little prompts I left on the front of the card. I thought it was very much in theme with the quote, "Do or Do not; there is no try."

Hope you liked my project and come back again for more!
Happy Star Wars Day to all my nerdy friends!
-Wy
BTW: I am sorry that my "light-up" photos aren't the best. It's hard to balance a camera and activate the card single handed.
AS WELL: I am also aware that a lightsaber is a fallic symbol and my shoddy drawing skills make that apparent. But it's a lightsaber, really.











5 comments:

  1. I got the card in the mail yesterday, and showed Lyla it this morning! It's super cool! Thanks so much for sharing it!!!!

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    1. Glad you got it ok and it still works. :)

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  2. I got the card in the mail yesterday, and showed Lyla it this morning! It's super cool! Thanks so much for sharing it!!!!

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  3. I got here through John's blog - and now you've lead me to Chibitronics!? Another perfectly good day, shot to hell and it's only 7:30am! I'm a big fan of John's so nice to meet you. :-)

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    1. Thanks for taking the trip down the rabbit hole, so to speak, Stefani! I do that all the time. I come on to check a quick e-mail and end up on Pinterest an hour later! Glad you stopped by!

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