Soft ghost light
Let's make fun ghosts!
What You'll Need:
1 grey piece of felt,
1 coin-cell battery,
1 tilt sensor*,
1 ghost LEDboard,
*Tilt sensor is not sold separately. You can find it in the Sparking Sense kit.
Sewing Needle, Scissors, Pliers
Print and cut out the ghost template. Trace the template on your felt using chalk or a marker. Cut the shape out. Now you have two ghost shapes.
Plan your Circuit
This circuit contains an LED and a tilt sensor. When the tilt sensor turns sideways the LED lights up because it creates a complete circuit.
Challenge: You can add a motionboard to the circuit so that when it's tilted, it lights up and also vibrates!
Attach circuit pieces
Let’s start with one of the ghost felt pieces. Use conductive thread to attach the batteryboard to the ghost felt by holding it in place on the fabric and looping around the hole marked with “+” 3 - 5 times. Repeat this step on the “-” side of the batteryboard. Make sure that they are not connected to each other. Let’s call this piece A.
Make piece A
Put piece A aside and grab piece B. Flip piece B over. Using pliers gently bend the tilt sensor’s legs outward forming a loop. Use the loops to sew on the tilt sensor to piece B by lopping the conductive thread through the hole 3-5 times.
Make piece A
Use pliers to loop the legs of tilt switch.
Make piece B
Create a running stitch from the right side of the tilt sensor. Flip over Side B and sew on the Ghost LED using conductive thread, by looping the thread through the hole 3-5 times. Connect the positive side of the Ghost LED to the right side of the tilt sensor.
Complete the circuit
Complete the circuit by sewing negative side of the batteryboard to the Ghost LEDboard and also the other side of the tilt sensor to the positive side of the batteryboard. Make sure that you can still fold the together. Note that this tilt sensor does not have polarity and we are just using it as an additional input for our circuit.
Add stuffing and then sew together your ghost using decorative thread!