For the past two weeks we've been lucky to have two teachers from Lighthouse Community Charter School in Oakland in residence with us. Over the next week we'll be sharing posts on their reflections, experiments, and ideas they want to take back to school with them.
After completing my first set of residency goals I wanted to become more familiar with paper circuits. It's and activity that I have tried before and ran into some road blocks. After creating a few basic paper circuits, I began experimenting with different ways to craft with LED lights and stumbled onto this idea. The frame is made from a cut foam piece and a piece of cardstock glued to the back.
I made a third box and wanted to go larger than the first set. I needed to add more LEDs because the size of the box. I ran into a couple of challenges with this box. I had trouble getting the lights bright enough. I also learned you cannot solder to aluminum conductive tape after 3 attempts :)