LED's in a plush toy

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LED's in a plush toy

Postby antman » January 27th, 2011, 11:27 am

Just finished this build here:
http://www.networkanthony.com/2011/01/gator-eyes/

Here is how I did it:

....First I planned out the schematic seen below. I decided I wanted to run it off the standard 5V power from USB so I could plug it in at my desk and not have to worry about changing batteries.

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Next I soldered the LED's to 8 inch leads and soldered the circuit into the PCB and added in the resistors (resistors dependent on LED's) and attached the USB Cable for power.

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I then cut a hole in the back of the plush toy and positioned the LED's into holes I had cut into the eyes finishing by stuffing the circuit board into the body of the plush gator. Finishing by sewing it back up and securing the LED's in place with a very small amount of super glue. See below:

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The finished product came out much better than expected and works great.

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Re: LED's in a plush toy

Postby calebkraft » January 27th, 2011, 11:29 am

You're off to a great start!
Next step could be to flash them

http://wild-bohemian.com/electronics/flasher.html
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Re: LED's in a plush toy

Postby antman » January 27th, 2011, 12:31 pm

The plan it to put in a mini HD or flash drive in it eventually. Blinking eyes would be cool too.
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Re: LED's in a plush toy

Postby pvar » January 29th, 2011, 12:43 pm

There are ready made flashing LEDs, which require no external components. For example, take a look here: http://www.futurlec.com/LED/LED5RFL.shtml. Of course, you can find such LEDs almost everywhere. Putting a card reader would be great! If I were in yous shoes, I would remove my own LEDs and use those of the reader... This way, the eyes would be flashing whenever there was "disk" activity :-)
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