by fqiu

1. For this project, I wanted to build an interactive dinosaur. The dinosaur will light up when you hold his hand.

2. I first laser-cut 6 pieces of wood to make the dino’s body

3. Then I glued all the parts together

4. Then I am made the “skin” of the dino out of felt

5. I sewed the LEDs onto the felt in two intersecting parallel circuits, I used tape to make sure the circuits did not short each other.

6. “Look at my beautiful skin” – Dino

7.  Now make the arm using tape, velostat, and conductive thread. Then cover the arm with felt.

8. Then adhere the skin and the arm to the body

9. The finished dino

Dino enjoying a cup of coffee…

10. Watch Dino in action