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Wind-Triggered Lantern

By Morten Skogly Illustrations by Alison Kendall

You will need

LED

3V button battery

Pencil, ruler, tape

Something springy made of metal

Feather

Thread

Soldering iron and solder, or tape

Carpet knife

Strong wire

Battery holder (optional) recommended

Glass jar with lid (optional) for weather protection

Create a little magic in your yard with this flickering garden lantern triggered by the wind, made with spare parts you probably have lying around your house.

1. Attach the LED to the battery.

Solder one of the LED’s leads to the battery holder (Figure 1). I got the battery holder for the flat 3V button cell battery ...

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