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rs weekendprojects02 glowdisplay 01 Weekend Projects: Floating Glow Display
rs weekendprojects02 glowdisplay 02 Weekend Projects: Floating Glow Display


Want to make a Floating Glow Display from a small, simple battery clip? Find out how in our second installment of Weekend Projects, using a CR2032 Battery Holder exclusive to RadioShack (you can find it in stock at most stores).

To me, the exciting part of this project is that no two signs will be alike. Each one of you weekend makers will fabricate something completely different. They will either say something different, use a different LED or frame design, or I’m hoping, someone out there is adventurous enough and decides to make a graphical, illustrated sign (maker icon signs anyone?). Regardless of outcome, this is a fast and beginner-level project with impressive results. It’ll take longer to assemble the tools than it will be to finish your sign. Just don’t forget to print your design in reverse, so when you etch it onto the back of the plastic, it will render correctly from the front. And if you come up with any other tips, tricks, or mods, be sure to let us know!

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Nick Normal

I’m an artist & maker. A lifelong biblioholic, and advocate for all-things geekathon. Home is Long Island City, Queens, which I consider the greatest place on Earth. 5-year former Resident of Flux Factory, co-organizer for World Maker Faire (NYC), and blogger all over the net. Howdy!


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