Active Time
30-45 minutes
Total Project Time
30-45 minutes
Key Concepts
Circuits, light
A night light shaped as a model firefly with an LED at its base

Introduction

Are you ready to move beyond paper circuits and squishy circuits? This is a great intermediate circuit project where you will build your own working night-light. And of course, you will have some fun decorating it!

Credits

Ben Finio, PhD, Science Buddies
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Materials

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Active Time
30-45 minutes
Total Project Time
30-45 minutes
Key Concepts
Circuits, light
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