Here is my plush night light, called Swirl Bright. Swirl Bright is for anyone who loves ice cream, adult, young, old, or anyone who loves sweets. It’s a great alternative to a flash light as it is rather bright and made to be hand held and solves the ever existing problem of how to walk around with a flash light or night light looking cool, and making everyone around you hungry.
It went from the prototype on the left to figuring out whether I wanted a regular sugar cone, soft serve cone, and finally I landed on the waffle cone look. I ended up sewing the cone pattern onto the felt and then after deliberating whether to do multiple scoops of a regular cone, I decided I wanted it to look more like soft serve and ended up using yarn. The yarn was actually much more challenging and I had to sew it together in order to keep it looking swirled and stacked and from falling apart.
Programming the LED’s and soldering was probably the most difficult part, but I got through it thanks to a lot of help from Hannah. Below is my circuit:
I ended up using 4 white lights instead of many colors as I had originally intended because I wanted a cleaner less crafty look. The soldering took a lot of trial and error as did figuring out where the wires went and what connected to what.
Here are some process photos:
Unfortunately, I forgot to take photos of the LED setup, mostly because I was struggling so much! But it looked messy but works.