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LIGHT-UP BOW TIE PROJECT! \ Personalized Father's Day Gifts

by PicoBricks Team 13 Jun 2024

Hello Makers! Today, we’ll show you how to turn an ordinary accessory into something dazzling and eye-catching! With our light up bow tie project, you’ll achieve a stylish look while enjoying the integration of technology into your daily life. This fun and creative project will help you stand out not just on special occasions, but in everyday life as well. Ready? Let's dive into the step-by-step process of making your own bow tie together!

Materials Needed for the Bow Tie Project:

  • 20×30 cm Perforated Copper Clad Board (Single-Sided) (1)
  • 2-Pin Transparent RGB Flash LED – 5mm (8)
  • CR2032 PCB Type Battery Holder (2)
  • Oxford CR2032 3V Lithium Single Battery (4)
  • IC205 180 Degree Slide Switch (1)
  • 140-Piece Jumper Wire Kit (1)

In today's article, we will show you how to create a bow tie project using both 3D printing technology and perforated copper clad board. By following the step-by-step instructions, you can easily complete the project.

Step 1: Download and Cut the Design

First, download the required DXF file for the project. This file will be used to cut the plexiglass. Cut the plexiglass using a laser cutter or CNC machine.

Download the project files.


Step 2: Cutting the Perforated Copper Clad Board

Using the same DXF file, cut the perforated copper clad board to the same dimensions. This cutting process will form the base structure to place the electrical components.

Step 3: 3D Printing

Produce some parts of the project using a 3D printer. Send the STL file to the 3D printer and start the printing process. These parts may include various components used in assembling the project.


light up bow tie

Step 5: Installing the On-Off Button

Lastly, we install the on-off button to control the project. This button will manage the device's power.

personalized father's day gifts

By following these steps, you can easily complete your own light up bow tie. This process allows you to gain practical skills using technology and enjoy creating your own project. Now it's your turn! After completing your project, don't forget to share it with us in the comments.

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