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by Pete Prodoehl

Introduction

Use this guide and printable template to create a light-up sign that can ensure your after dinner nap goes uninterrupted!

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  1. Gather the materials listed and print the template (we used heavy card stock) on your paper of choice. Using a scissors, cut around the shape as well as on the dotted lines indicating the door handle hanger.
    • Gather the materials listed and print the template (we used heavy card stock) on your paper of choice.

    • Using a scissors, cut around the shape as well as on the dotted lines indicating the door handle hanger.

  2. Flip the project over to the circuit diagram side. Using a thumb tack or push pin, poke holes for each of the two LEDs as indicated by the four small black dots (two for each LED). Using a thumb tack or push pin, poke holes for each of the two LEDs as indicated by the four small black dots (two for each LED).
    • Flip the project over to the circuit diagram side.

    • Using a thumb tack or push pin, poke holes for each of the two LEDs as indicated by the four small black dots (two for each LED).

  3. Each of the pairs of holes you just poked is for a single LED. From the front, thread the legs of each of your two LEDs into one of those pairs of small holes. Take care to insert the long LED legs into the upper holes and the shorter LED legs into the bottom holes. Each of the pairs of holes you just poked is for a single LED. From the front, thread the legs of each of your two LEDs into one of those pairs of small holes. Take care to insert the long LED legs into the upper holes and the shorter LED legs into the bottom holes.
    • Each of the pairs of holes you just poked is for a single LED. From the front, thread the legs of each of your two LEDs into one of those pairs of small holes. Take care to insert the long LED legs into the upper holes and the shorter LED legs into the bottom holes.

  4. Flip your project over to the circuits side. Bend the LED legs in the directions shown on the diagram so they lay flat against the paper. Flip your project over to the circuits side. Bend the LED legs in the directions shown on the diagram so they lay flat against the paper.
    • Flip your project over to the circuits side. Bend the LED legs in the directions shown on the diagram so they lay flat against the paper.

  5. Use the circuit diagram to help you measure and cut the four Maker Tape segments involved in the circuit. Peel and stick the two longest Maker Tape pathways where shown on the diagram. The tape should go OVER the LED legs.
    • Use the circuit diagram to help you measure and cut the four Maker Tape segments involved in the circuit.

    • Peel and stick the two longest Maker Tape pathways where shown on the diagram. The tape should go OVER the LED legs.

  6. Use the smallest remaining Maker Tape segment to create a tape loop. Stick the tape loop atop the middle point of the tape path that crosses the battery. Stick the battery atop the tape loop with the positive (+) side facing UP.
    • Use the smallest remaining Maker Tape segment to create a tape loop.

    • Stick the tape loop atop the middle point of the tape path that crosses the battery.

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

  7. Peel and stick the final Maker Tape pathway where pictured. Sticking it to the top of the battery will turn the LEDs on the opposite side ON, while peeling it back will turn the LEDs OFF.  NOTE:  This sign is designed for retiring to bed so quickly that you can't even close the door! Hang it up on a door handle or fold the handle hanger part where it meets the sign so you can prop it up on your full belly and drift to sleep right where you are!
    • Peel and stick the final Maker Tape pathway where pictured. Sticking it to the top of the battery will turn the LEDs on the opposite side ON, while peeling it back will turn the LEDs OFF.

    • NOTE: This sign is designed for retiring to bed so quickly that you can't even close the door! Hang it up on a door handle or fold the handle hanger part where it meets the sign so you can prop it up on your full belly and drift to sleep right where you are!

Conclusion

Now, enjoy your clearly-declared intent to nap it off, sleepyhead!

Andy Wallus

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