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Blinking Ambulance Paper Craft

I’ve been cranking out projects for Brown Dog Gadgets recently. Mostly paper craft things (that light up using conductive Maker Tape) or LEGO based things that use Crazy Circuits. Some projects area really quick and easy, and pretty fun.

Here’s an ambulance that uses two 10mm LEDs with the Crazy Circuits Blink/Fade Board to alternately blink on and off. (Josh calls this “Ambulance Mode”).

The original ambulance I started with can be found on SVGRepo. It was published with a CC0 license, so I was able to modify it and use it, which is awesome. We provide all sorts of templates and files for people to download and print on the Brown Dog Gadgets Dozuki site.

You can grab the Blinking Ambulance and follow the guide to make your own. If you don’t want to source your own components, the Brown Dog Gadgets Shop has everything you need.

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Sharks, Cats, and Lasers!

Okay, not really lasers… just LEDs in straws that look like lasers. I’ve been working on some paper circuit projects for Brown Dog Gadgets and after we talked about the Darth Vader card and other “laser” cards I mentioned Shark with Lasers and Laser Cats… so we had to make them. (Find these and more in the Paper Circuits section of the BDG site.)

These cards use drinking straws with LEDs and a bit of hot glue to give the laser effect. Check out this Shark with a Frickin’ Laser Beam

Maybe you prefer cats to sharks? We’ve got that covered… Here’s a Laser Cat! (Not to be confused with Laser Cats, the short film.)

The diagram on each card shows the circuit, which is activated by a switch mechanism on the other side of the card (not shown.) More downloadable paper craft circuit projects can be found on the BDG Dozuki site. I’ll highlight some of the fun work we do every now and then.

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Hipster (Doofus) PDA

It happened innocently enough. I had some index cards, and I started writing things on them. They were better than scraps of paper because they were more sturdy, and when I tossed them in my backpack, they didn’t get all crumpled up.

I kept putting these loose index cards into the front pocket of my backpack, and every now and then I’d take them out, look through them, rearrange them, and put them back. No problem.

Then I thought, maybe if I put a binder clip on them, they’d all stay together, and I could even put them in order. Wham! That was it. Before I even knew it, I was a Hipster Doofus with an index card/binder clip PDA

Hipster (Doofus) PDA

Of course mine does have 1GB of flash memory, which I find quite handy…