DIY: LED Button Box

Enjoying the LED Button Box

I’m not the only member of our household that enjoys DIY projects, althought I tend to stick to the fabric-and-yarn varieties.

While most of us lounged around on Thanksgiving while the turkey cooked, Franci’s dad was busy making her an LED Button Box. All it took was an interest in electronics, a few basic components and very basic soldering skills.

With the press of a colored button, the corresponding LED lights up and you can press more than one at a time. Not only can your toddler work on identifying colors, you can practice numbers with it as well (“press two buttons”). When she is a little older, we’ll try out sequences and see if she can repeat them.

One of the most enjoyable aspects of the button box, besides how much she loves to show it to everyone, is watching her discover new ways to use it. The other day I saw her flip it over and press the back into the carpet so that all the buttons were pressed at the same time.

If you are interested in making your own button box, check out the blog post for instructions!

Comments

  1. Great to see a fun DYI project with wires and lights. Sheer delight on Franci’s face!

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