Hello, I am working in the Tinkering Studio this summer as part of the Maker Corps program. So far it has been a wonderful experience to be in such an inspiring group in an equally inspiring place!
Lately I have been playing around with copper wire, which we have lots of here in the Studio. I started making wearable head pieces (I call them copperheads, but they can also be tiaras or crowns) with LED lights. They are fun and easy to make and only require a few materials to get started.
These sculptures can be held together by twisting their ends, but a soldering iron is very handy for making them permanent and stable. You can always experiment by adding some moving parts and embellishments.
I really enjoy the simplicity and beauty of movement of this piece. It resembles a little propeller hat. The "propeller" part actually spins and spirals down the wire.
This playful fish has a blue eye and is emerging from a sea of blue wires.
I added a few gumdrop LEDs on a parallel circuit to make a simple head-band.
This is how i attached the battery holder on the back of the piece. Solder keeps it in place.
I will continue making more of these sculptures and will add more moving parts.