Lou – Mr. Walrus

Mr. Walrus

First I wanted to create bear mittens where the mouth would be illuminated with red lights when we open and close the bear’s mouth. But unfortunately, it is not possible to do it with a momentary switch. The light would only have been on while we were pressing on the switch, and that means, when the bear’s mouth is closed. And there was nothing more than illuminated mittens.
So I decided to create a marionette that will teach children something more: Morse code.
‘Morse’ has two different meanings in French: There is the code and also the animal (called walrus in english).
The marionette’s eyes (2 blue LEDS) will light up when we close the walrus’s mouth. These LEDS are wired up to a momentary switch and a battery.

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