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Minor Versionm

by Joshua

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Build a simple circuit with Maker Tape, an LED, and a coin cell battery to make a robot toy light up.

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  1. Print and trace the robot parts onto a white chip board with a black permanent marker.
    • Print and trace the robot parts onto a white chip board with a black permanent marker.

    • Or, design your own! The body should be at least 4 inches wide to leave enough space for the circuit.

  2. Cut out the shapes using heavy-duty scissors or a craft knife.
    • Cut out the shapes using heavy-duty scissors or a craft knife.

    • Once the shapes are cut, go over the edges with the permanent marker to make them look finished.

  3. Use a hole punch to put a small hole in the arm and the body. If you have one, use an 1/8 inch hole punch. Insert the Paper Fastener through the holes in the arms and then the body. Flatten the legs on the other side making sure that they don't go over the edge.
    • Use a hole punch to put a small hole in the arm and the body. If you have one, use an 1/8 inch hole punch.

    • Insert the Paper Fastener through the holes in the arms and then the body. Flatten the legs on the other side making sure that they don't go over the edge.

  4. Glue the remaining parts together with tacky glue. Let dry.
    • Glue the remaining parts together with tacky glue.

    • Let dry.

  5. Paint or color in the accents. I used silver and gold paint in the example.
    • Paint or color in the accents. I used silver and gold paint in the example.

  6. Make two holes in the center of the body where you would like the LED to go.
    • Make two holes in the center of the body where you would like the LED to go.

    • Place the LED through the holes from the front of the robot's body.

    • Fold the LED's legs flat against the back of the chip board.

  7. Adding paint, glitter, or metallic marker around the LED will amplify its light.
    • Adding paint, glitter, or metallic marker around the LED will amplify its light.

  8. Add clear or electrical tape on top of the paper fasteners to prevent them from shorting the circuit.
    • Add clear or electrical tape on top of the paper fasteners to prevent them from shorting the circuit.

    • Reference the circuit diagram in the PDF file. Use a black marker to sketch the circuit onto the back of the robot.

    • Start by wrapping the negative leg of the LED with a piece of Maker Tape.

  9. Place the battery on top of the Maker Tape with the negative side down.
    • Place the battery on top of the Maker Tape with the negative side down.

    • To secure the battery, place enough Maker Tape over it to keep it in place.

    • Continue laying the Maker Tape as shown.

  10. Make a paper flap by placing a piece of Maker Tape onto a small square of paper and folding over the edges as shown. Tape the flaps in place over the two spots where the circuit is broken. Squeezing both of these switches will now close the switch.
    • Make a paper flap by placing a piece of Maker Tape onto a small square of paper and folding over the edges as shown.

    • Tape the flaps in place over the two spots where the circuit is broken. Squeezing both of these switches will now close the switch.

    • The LED will turn on if you squeeze his armpits. tee hee!

  11. Now your new robot friend is ready to play and light up! Now your new robot friend is ready to play and light up!
    • Now your new robot friend is ready to play and light up!

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