Blinky the LED pet

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Jan 01, 2013 Posted by Abhimanyu

Blinky the LED pet

Jan 01, 2013 Posted by Abhi Raj

Please meet Blinky. Blinky is a led-based life form. His driving force is his need to connect with humans. When connected, his big blue led-eyes light up cheerfullyBlinky-portraits-2.jpg

Materials used for building Blinky's body and legs:

- A lot of electric wire connectors: 60 stubs
- A couple of meters of solid kern electrical wire
- Tie-raps
- A piece (30 x 30 cm) of furry fabric
- Double sided foam tape
- 9 Volt battery block

For Blinky's head:

- a 9 x 5 cm plugin board for electric components (aka breadboard).
- Two transistors BC547 B
- 1 resistor 100 kOhm
- Solid kern jumperwire to connect the components on the plugin board
(I bought an electronics "experimenting package" for €10 / $12 which contained everything I needed at Conrad.)
- Two 10mm blue LED's
- More solid wire connectors.
- Double sided foam tape

Tools you need:

- Pliers to cut and bend the electrical wire
- a stripper
- Small screwdriver
- sharp knive
- scissors
- multimeter