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« on: August 17, 2011 03:23:45 PM »

My nephew is just getting ready to head off to Uni., so since I'm the aunt that makes all the cool stuff, I needed to come up with something really cool this time.


 Thankfully, one of the new things I have been playing with is soft sewn electronics, (first project here:  http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=384065.msg4548312#msg4548312 ) so I knew I wanted to go that direction.  I have had a ray gun design in my head for a bit, and was able to find an image on line that was close to what I was thinking.  So I printed that out and changed it a bit.  I used the freezer paper stencil technique to get the image on to the bag (which is a pattern I drew up a bit ago. http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=365429.msg4293745#msg4293745 I used denim for this go).  Then came the hard part...

Where he is going to school is rather rainy, so I wanted to make it as water proof as possible.  I used conductive thread as the path for the electricity.  SO I covered all the exposed parts with glue to seal it as much as possible.  I also need to make a push button switch so he could fire it when he wanted and the light would not be on all the time.  SO the battery pouch is made so that when he pushes it, the LED lights up.  I was feeling pretty smug when everything actually worked hehehe.  I did have to employ some clear duct tape (Yeah duct tape!) to seal the threads to the vinyl.  SO I took a few stitches through the tape to make sure it stays on.

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« Reply #1 on: August 17, 2011 03:33:42 PM »

My sister sent me a link to an article about how important aunts are to societies just the other day.  And here's yet more proof.

As one "aunt that makes cool stuff" to another, that is a mighty fine bag and here's to all the work you do for society.
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« Reply #2 on: August 17, 2011 03:42:51 PM »

That is brilliant. No wonder you're the "cool" aunt.
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« Reply #3 on: August 17, 2011 04:05:44 PM »

OMG. Do you need another niece??? Cheesy
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« Reply #4 on: August 17, 2011 07:08:51 PM »

omg that is freakin' sweeeeeett *wists* i love stuff that lights up <3
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« Reply #5 on: August 17, 2011 11:59:11 PM »

gamesofyou just wrote what came to my mind  Grin
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