Charlie the Huggable Chimp

Meet Charlie, a huggable sleeping companion for kids who are afraid of sleeping alone in the dark. The glowing heart represents Charlie’s love for his buddy.

Light on close up
Light off
In the dark
1:1 Pattern
Handsewn/glue gun prototype
Using sewing machine
Tinkercad circuit
Unfortunately only 1 works, I’ll try to redo

Overall, besides the fact that I ran out of time to fix the two lights that didn’t work, this project turns out exactly how I envisioned. There was a lot of trial and error with getting the proportion right and finding suitable fabric.

In the end, this plush toy is perfectly sized and feels very comforting to hug. The soft light draws attention to the heart without being too blinding. Great as a sleep buddy for kids who are afraid of the dark.

It was a lot of fun to use a combination of new skills from soldering, electrical to sewing complex curves with the machine. I had a lot of fun.

With famous supermodel, Cathy