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Project Time!

Today I got home late from work, but right after dinner Josh and I started on his school project.  He has to make a poster with 3D elements incorporated so we decided to start with headlights added to a car.

Three button cells make LEDs super bright!
Three button cells make LEDs super bright!

Josh was a big help with the soldering. He was in charge of stripping insulation off the wires and dispensing the solder as I operated the iron.  I keep forgetting how long it takes to wire up even the most simple circuit.  I’m guessing we spent about an hour getting things all wired up.  It even has a nice little button switch on the front for people to press.  We finished just in time for bed. Luckily it all worked on the first try!

 

Here are the results:

Car with lights off
Car with lights off

 

Cool headlight effect!
Cool headlight effect!

Josh still has some work to do incorporating his essay onto the poster as well as adding a few more (less technical) 3D elements. Those will come tomorrow night.

Night all!