Light Up Silk Flower Corsage

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Circuit Layout

Time to put our circuit together. Cut a piece of felt big enough to attach all the components, approximately 2" x 4". With conductive thread, attach all components as shown in the diagram. Make sure to leave enough space so that thread paths don't accidentally touch each other.

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Each LED will connect to a LilyPad Switch to turn them on/off. The other sides of the switches connect to the positive hole of the battery holder. The ground wire of the LED connects to the negative hole on the battery holder. You will need to carefully bend the ground wire over across the red LED wire towards the top edge of the felt.

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To keep components from moving around while you sew, use a dab of hot glue to stick them to the felt.

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Make sure to loop 3-4 times through the hole on each component for a secure connection. For more tips on sewing with conductive thread, check out this tutorial.

After stitching, make sure to snip any thread tails and check for short circuits. If needed, insulate any areas where threads may be close with hot glue or clear nail polish. Your circuit should look something like this:

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