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by Joshua

Introduction

Create this fun, light-up version of the classic name badge with our printable template and a few basic components from your Paper Circuits Kit!

If you are facilitating this activity with a group the PDF link at the bottom for the Paper LED Name Badge Step-by-Step Instructions may be useful.

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  1. Gather materials listed and print out the template you prefer (there are 1 and 2 LED circuit options) from the PDF listed at the bottom of this guide.
    • Gather materials listed and print out the template you prefer (there are 1 and 2 LED circuit options) from the PDF listed at the bottom of this guide.

    • Cut out the project in your color of choice.

    • Print your name on the front of the badge.

    • Follow circuit assembly instructions on the back of your project using the diagram on the back side of the name badge.

    • Use a pushpin to poke out the black dots for the LED legs in your chosen project.

    • Thread any LEDs (1-2 depending on which version you chose) through those pairs of holes from the front using the orientation of long and short legs indicated on the diagram.

    • Measure, peel and stick the first portion of the Maker Tape paths indicated on the instruction.

    • Make a tape loop out of Maker Tape and stick it to the battery end of path "a".

    • Stick Battery atop tape loop with the positive (+) side UP.

    • Measure, cut, peel and stick final Maker Tape segment to complete circuit and turn on LED(s).

  2. Wear your badge and look totally awesome!
    • Wear your badge and look totally awesome!

  3. If you're doing this as a facilitator led group activity you may find the attached PDF Paper LED Name Badge Step-by-Step Instructions useful.
    • If you're doing this as a facilitator led group activity you may find the attached PDF Paper LED Name Badge Step-by-Step Instructions useful.

    • It's an illustrated step-by-step guide that can be used for a self-guided workshop with many participants.

  4. There's one more helpful document if you are facilitating this activity. The Paper LED Name Badge Common Errors PDF at the bottom of this page can help point out common mistakes we've seen when people don't properly follow the instructions.
    • There's one more helpful document if you are facilitating this activity. The Paper LED Name Badge Common Errors PDF at the bottom of this page can help point out common mistakes we've seen when people don't properly follow the instructions.

    • If you need to troubleshoot a badge that isn't lighting up, this cheatsheet can prove to be a useful checklist to diagnose the problem(s).

Conclusion

Create this fun, light-up version of the classic paper name badge using just a few parts from your Paper Circuits Kit. Be unforgettable!

Andy Wallus

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