Watch as each panel of your artwork in this electronic picture frame lights up red, blue and green.
duration: 30 minutes
Make your own RGB picture frame
2. plain paper
3. conductive tape
4. coincell battery
6. alligator clip
7. RGB diamond LED
Make the frame
Split a piece of cardboard into 3 even panels, about 4 inches by 6 inches. Cut out the middle of each panel to create a frame. Fold the cardboard to create a triangular shape, as shown above. From another piece of cardboard, cut a triangle to form the base, being sure add a glue fold on each side so you can attach the base.
Plan your circuit
Position the LED and batteryboard on the base as shown above. Connect the negative pad on the diamond LED (marked "-") to the negative pad on the batteryboard using conductive tape.
Next, connect each color on the LED to a different corner of the triangle. Make sure the tape pieces do not touch one another!
Connect RGB to the frame
Continue laying out tape from each corner of the frame. Repeat it on all 3 frames. Now you have each panel connected to a different LED color.
Add alligator clips
Next, clip one end of the alligator clip to the positive side of the battery board. This will be your switch for the circuit.
Create drawings to frame
Cut the plain paper so that it's slightly bigger than the frame. Decorate them anyway you like! You can also print pictures or photos to frame.
Place your image
Place the images you just made into the 3 different panels. These can be changed anytime you want.