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Minor Versionm

by Joshua

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  1. Gather Materials. You will also need a Craft Knife, and awl, scissors, and clear tape. Use the instructions on your spray adhesive or glue to mount the poster to the poster board.
    • Gather Materials. You will also need a Craft Knife, and awl, scissors, and clear tape.

    • Use the instructions on your spray adhesive or glue to mount the poster to the poster board.

    • Trim the edges if necessary.

  2. Decide where to place your switch. Peel back the poster from the poster board in this area. Cut a square shape and pop it out. Keep the square to use later. Smooth the poster back in place, glued to the poster board.
    • Decide where to place your switch. Peel back the poster from the poster board in this area.

    • Cut a square shape and pop it out. Keep the square to use later.

    • Smooth the poster back in place, glued to the poster board.

  3. Use an awl to make two holes for the LED wires to poke through the poster. Tip: If you don't have an awl, make a horizontal slit in the poster with your craft knife and press both wires thought the slit. Tip: If you don't have an awl, make a horizontal slit in the poster with your craft knife and press both wires thought the slit.
    • Use an awl to make two holes for the LED wires to poke through the poster.

    • Tip: If you don't have an awl, make a horizontal slit in the poster with your craft knife and press both wires thought the slit.

  4. Turn the poster over. Pull the wires so that the LED is flush on the front of the poster. Remember which wire is positive (the long one) and negative (the short one). Fold the wires flat against the poster in opposite directions.
    • Turn the poster over.

    • Pull the wires so that the LED is flush on the front of the poster.

    • Remember which wire is positive (the long one) and negative (the short one). Fold the wires flat against the poster in opposite directions.

    • Label them so that you don't forget.

    • Place your battery on the negative wire, positive side up.

  5. Take out some Maker Tape. Starting above the battery, tape the battery to the poster board as shown. Continue to create a path to the square hole in the poster board.
    • Take out some Maker Tape.

    • Starting above the battery, tape the battery to the poster board as shown.

    • Continue to create a path to the square hole in the poster board.

  6. Cut a strip of card stock that will fit inside the box hole. Fold the strip so that it sits inside as shown. Fold the strip so that it sits inside as shown.
    • Cut a strip of card stock that will fit inside the box hole.

    • Fold the strip so that it sits inside as shown.

  7. Trim the flaps so that they don't touch when folded. Trim the flaps so that they don't touch when folded.
    • Trim the flaps so that they don't touch when folded.

  8. Cut small pieces of Maker Tape to cover the inside of the flap as shown. Cut small pieces of Maker Tape to cover the inside of the flap as shown. Cut small pieces of Maker Tape to cover the inside of the flap as shown.
    • Cut small pieces of Maker Tape to cover the inside of the flap as shown.

  9. Cut two pieces of maker tape. Adhere them to the square piece as shown, with a gap between them. Tip: Check that there is no adhesive on this square piece. If there is, cover it with a bit of tape to prevent it from being sticky. With the card stock piece placed in the square and the flaps folded down so that only a small amount of the Maker Tape inside is visible, place the square piece in the square hole face down as shown.
    • Cut two pieces of maker tape. Adhere them to the square piece as shown, with a gap between them.

    • Tip: Check that there is no adhesive on this square piece. If there is, cover it with a bit of tape to prevent it from being sticky.

    • With the card stock piece placed in the square and the flaps folded down so that only a small amount of the Maker Tape inside is visible, place the square piece in the square hole face down as shown.

  10. Attach one of the strips of Maker Tape to the line of Maker Tape coming from the LED. Direct the second piece toward the LED and adhere it to the poster board. Direct the second piece toward the LED and adhere it to the poster board.
    • Attach one of the strips of Maker Tape to the line of Maker Tape coming from the LED.

    • Direct the second piece toward the LED and adhere it to the poster board.

  11. Adhere Maker Tape to the positive side of the LED, then continue to connect this piece with the piece of Maker Tape coming from the other side of the switch. Adhere Maker Tape to the positive side of the LED, then continue to connect this piece with the piece of Maker Tape coming from the other side of the switch. Adhere Maker Tape to the positive side of the LED, then continue to connect this piece with the piece of Maker Tape coming from the other side of the switch.
    • Adhere Maker Tape to the positive side of the LED, then continue to connect this piece with the piece of Maker Tape coming from the other side of the switch.

  12. Test your switch by squeezing the poster board where the switch is located. You should see a light! Test your switch by squeezing the poster board where the switch is located. You should see a light!
    • Test your switch by squeezing the poster board where the switch is located. You should see a light!

  13. When your circuit is working, place clear tape over the switch to maintain its structure when being pressed. When your circuit is working, place clear tape over the switch to maintain its structure when being pressed.
    • When your circuit is working, place clear tape over the switch to maintain its structure when being pressed.

  14. Create a label for your switch and tape it in place. Hang your poster on your wall! Hang your poster on your wall!
    • Create a label for your switch and tape it in place.

    • Hang your poster on your wall!

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