Stephen Joyce’s Plush Night Light Proposal

My target user is a child between the ages of 5 and 15.  The idea for my plush night light is to make interactive toys that resemble common fruits and vegetables but with totally wacky and unique colors.  For this example, I made an avocado that is teal with a light sky blue pit.  Further designs will have multiple lights that twinkle and flash on and off in a way that mimics starlight.  I wanted to make a night light that aided children in falling asleep but didn’t explicitly tie back to a more traditional form of clouds, stars, and the moon.

Early Prototype Drawings
Circut screenshot

For this prototype, I used two colors of light fleece fabric, teal thread, foam beads, a ping pong ball, as well as two green LED lights, wires, 220 ohm resistors, heat wrap tubing, three AAA batteries, a battery pack.

Fleece cut out to do caterpillar design
Lights in Halloween ping pong ball eyes
When I realized the caterpillar design was too tricky with such small circles 🙂
Back to my original idea of an avocado
Final teal avocado night light
Final lit up avocado night light