Lauren Cage and Erin Salter of Tinker Belles teach 3-D paper circuitry through miniature, light-up fairy houses.
Tips and tricks:
- Try using one long line of tape instead of many pieces
- Sandwich LED leads between 2 pieces of copper tape for a better connection
- Make sure you connect the positive (longer) lead of the LED to the tape coming from the positive side of the battery
- When you attach your tape to the top of the battery, make sure to put the non-sticky side of the tape on the battery first, and then attach the tape to the battery with another layer of copper tape
- Draw out what you think your circuit should look like before you put the tape down
- Different LED colors use different amounts of power from the battery, so it’s more reliable to use only one color per circuit
- Separate the LED legs when attaching them to the circuit and bend the positive leg so it is easy to remember
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