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Pine Cone Christmas Tree Project


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This is a fun project that allows you to build a small blinking Christmas tree out of a Pine Cone and a few electronic parts.  Besides having fun, you will learn about LED's, resistors and soldering. Not to mention allowing your imagination to run wild.  The Pine Cone forms the body of the tree and we mount a bright white steady LED at the top. The other LED's are blinking types that randomly change between red, green and blue.  They are also bright LED's but we cut down a little on the brightness for better affect and also to allow the 9 volt battery to last longer.

Your kit should look a lot like this:



The kit contains:
  • 12 multi-color LEDs
  • 1 white LED (Marked white tape on the leads).
  • 13 470 ohm resistors
  • 1 - 9 volt battery connector
  • 12 feet of yellow wire
  • 13 feet of black wire
  • 1 foot of red wire
  • Extra blue wire to practice stripping (Wire is 30 gage)
  • 1 clothes pin
  • 1 mounting paper plate
  • 1 piece of heat shrink tubing (Black, White or Green)

You need to supply:
9 volt battery, small soldering iron, solder and small tools.

Click on this link to solder the LED's, resistors and wire
Click on this link to install the LED's in the cone

Click on this link for a quick FAQ about this Pine Cone Christmas Tree