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Thursday, September 7, 2023

Spooky Spider Diagonal Dissolve Card (Featuring Chibitronics)


In my latest tutorial, featuring Chibitronics' new White Blink Animating LED stickers, I will show you how to make a mechanical card that reveals a spooky, blinking spider whenever you move a lever. Visit the full tutorial here: 

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Download the card parts in Cricut Design Space here:

Oktoberfest Paper Circuit Chandelier (featuring Chibitronics)


In the video below, you’ll see an overview of a glowing paper circuit chandelier that you can turn on and off with help from a magnet and reed switch. Inspired by the German tradition of Oktoberfest, this light-up wreath is the perfect size for a porch celebration!

To learn more, please visit my full tutorial on the Chibitronics website. There, you'll find the complete supply list, circuit diagram, and detailed directions.

Sunday, June 25, 2023

Tilt Sensing Illuminated Tunnel Book (with Chibitronics LED Stickers)


The idea for designing a tilt sensing illuminated tunnel book has been one of my favorites this year.

To learn how to build your own, please visit my tutorial over on the Chibitronics blog.  There, you'll find a circuit diagram, cut file, and several different examples.

Reed Switch Shadow Box

Wanting to create an interactive shadow box that could look different with different LED configurations, I came up with an idea for a shadow box triggered by one or two reed switches.

To learn how I did this (and to access the circuit diagrams and cut files), please check out my tutorial, Reed Switch Shadow Box, over on the Chibitronics blog.

Sunday, February 26, 2023

Carousel Book Light (Featuring Chibitronics)

Carousel Book Light

Wanting to figure out an easy way to add light to a handmade carousel book, I had the opportunity to do some prototyping during an extended power outage.  

This was my first prototype of the Carousel Book Light.

The results turned into my latest tutorial for Chibitronics, the Carousel Book Light (featuring Chibitronics LED stickers, of course).

Carousel Book Light with Shamrocks

To learn how to make your own, please visit my tutorial on the Chibitronics website or my Instructable.  

Sunday, December 18, 2022

Glowing Garland

In my latest tutorial I will show you how to make a glowing, paper circuit, garland made with the magic of Chibitronics Circuit Sticker LEDs!

For detailed instructions, please visit the complete tutorial, "Glowing Garland," on the Chibitronics website or my Glowing Garland Instructable!

Monday, September 12, 2022

My First Pop Up Book

I recently took an online course called "Pop Up Fundamentals:  Storytelling with Paper and Light" taught by Karen Friel!  

In it, we were invited to create a pop up book, inspired by a city we love!

This is my first pop up book, showcasing three of my favorite places in Munich!

Fraunkirche Munich

Chinese Tower Beer Garden