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HOW TO – LED gift subscription card

I was giving a subscription to MAKE this year to a friend for Christmas, so I printed out one of the print-at-home gift cards to announce it. Here’s my Flickr set showing how you can add LEDs to a card using conductive thread and a watch battery with holder. It’s pretty easy and uses the same circuit as my electronic embroidery tutorial. The LEDs are wired in parallel with each other and the battery is on the back of the card. The threads run between the two folded layers of paper so as to be held secure.

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Becky Stern is a Content Creator at Autodesk/Instructables, and part time faculty at New York’s School of Visual Arts Products of Design grad program. Making and sharing are her two biggest passions, and she's created hundreds of free online DIY tutorials and videos, mostly about technology and its intersection with crafts. Find her @bekathwia on YouTube/Twitter/Instagram.

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