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The Best of Instructables Volume I by The editors at MAKE magazine and Instructables.com

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Blinkybug, Maker Faire Version

Create fuzzy little bugs that blink all day long By Ken Murphy

Blinkybugs (www.blinkybug.com) are small, electro-mechanical insects that respond to stimulus such as movement, vibration, and air currents by blinking their LED eyes. They’re incredibly simple, yet have a certain lifelike quality.

I’d been making variations of these for a while now, and showing others how to make them at museums, fairs, workshops, etc. It wasn’t rocket science, but there was some tricky soldering involved, and they usually took a person at least an hour to put together for the first time. I wanted to come up with a solder-free version for the workshop I was organizing for the Maker Faire (www.makerfaire.com). So after a bit of experimenting, ...

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