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Merry Boxes & LEDs

6 Posts authored by: dubbie
Merry Boxes & LEDs Enter Your Project for a chance to win a Maker Tool Kit, an Oscilloscope Grand Prize for the project that brings the Most Joy to the Heart, and Gift to Gives! Back to The Project14 homepage Project14 Home Monthly Themes Monthly Theme Poll   Having completed adding the sound in my last Blog I decided to improve the LED part a little bit. I took three of the LEDs white wooden snowflakes shapes and fixed them to the front and sides of the box. Rather than just these ...
Merry Boxes & LEDs Enter Your Project for a chance to win a Maker Tool Kit, an Oscilloscope Grand Prize for the project that brings the Most Joy to the Heart, and Gift to Gives! Back to The Project14 homepage Project14 Home Monthly Themes Monthly Theme Poll   Having added a few LEDs to the Jack in the Box I decided to see about providing some festive sound track. As I indicated in the first Blog I did find a recordable birthday tag which I hoped to use, so I located this and remove ...
Merry Boxes & LEDs Enter Your Project for a chance to win a Maker Tool Kit, an Oscilloscope Grand Prize for the project that brings the Most Joy to the Heart, and Gift to Gives! Back to The Project14 homepage Project14 Home Monthly Themes Monthly Theme Poll   I wanted to have some decoration appearing out of the box when the lid opens so I decided to add a wooden laser-cut white star. I didn't make this, it came from a set of battery operated LED Christmas lights that I purchased i ...
Merry Boxes & LEDs Enter Your Project for a chance to win a Maker Tool Kit, an Oscilloscope Grand Prize for the project that brings the Most Joy to the Heart, and Gift to Gives! Back to The Project14 homepage Project14 Home Monthly Themes Monthly Theme Poll   I decided to go for a second lever on the lid opening mechanism for the Jack in the Box Merry Boxes and LEDs event, rather than adding a bulge to the lid itself. This all went well until assembly when I realised that I had for ...
Having assembled some components to make the Christmas Jack in the Box I started to 3D print the parts I wanted so that I could fix the servo motor inside the box so that it could open the lid. I hadn't used my 3D printer for a while and fresh from watching the recent Element14 webinar series on 3D printing I was in confident mood. It doesn't pay to be too confident as illustrated in the photograph below.     The melted white blob thing on the left is the first attempt at printing ...
I have been looking forward to Christmas for some time and to making something electronicy with LEDs and Arduino. I love a few LEDs and bits of tinsel. So I decided to have a go at the Merry Boxes and LEDS project. I started a while ago collecting bits to use anticipating a quick start, but Christmas preparations have intervened and I have only just been able to find some spare time. I have collected a few bits and a small wooden box and my intention is to make something relatively small that re ...