make a glowing flower with fabrickit starter kit
To make this flower you need to connect the x-LED brick with a short piece of ribbon to a snap;
connect the battery to the other snap. When you mate the two snaps your LED should turn on.
Make the flower shape by cutting pieces of fabric to petal shapes. "Poke" the LED through a small hole on the petals. Glue or sew the petals together; sew a safety pin on the back for a glowing brooch.
what you will need
* a fabrickit battery
* snap bricks
* x-LED brick
* a short piece of fabric ribbon
* a soldering iron and solder,
* fabric glue or sewing machine,
* a voltmeter (to check for shorts)
STEP 1: Laying out the parts
lay out your "circuit" to make sure that all bricks connect in the right way
cut the ribbon to size; remember to leave extra length for the soldering part
STEP 2: Prepare the coin cell brick & add male snap brick
connect the battery to one of the snaps by soldering a piece of the ribbon to the battery board (check for shorts)
on the other end of the ribbon solder the snap brick (check for shorts); make sure the polarity (blue dots) matches on each end of the ribbon
Step 3: Prepare x-LED brick and add female snap brick
if you will be using a fabrickit x-LED brick with LED already installed skip to Step 4
insert the 2 LED leads through the LED holes on the brick
solder both leads of the LED then cut them short with a pair of wire-cutters
next solder the ribbon to the x-LED brick and the female snap at the other end; make sure that the polarity marks match on both sides AND, always check for shorts
STEP 4: Test!
this is how your bricks should look like assembled
snap together the two parts to make sure that everything works
STEP 5: Make the flower
to make the flower, cut your fabric into flower petals, use different fabrics for a layered effect
cut a slit on the petals so you can
push through your LED
keep adding layers to your flower and then either glue or sew the petals together
add a last piece with a smaller hole so you only have your LED peak through.
STEP 6: Wear it!
wear your flower and light up the room!