Finger knit or zip-tie your very own Blob! You'll get a pair of really big googly eyes, zip ties, and a strand of addressable LEDs with built-in controller. These were made in collaboration with Debra Ansell of GeekMomProjects.
The first time Carrie met Debra in person, she immediately was drawn to this amazing squishy adorable Blob of LEDs on Debra's desk. Debra asked, "want to make one?" and Carrie's answer was "hell, yes!". Carrie wanted to see if she could make a Blob without zip ties, and so the Knitted Blob was born.
The kit includes:
- 100 USB powered LED strand (with a built-in controller with pre-programmed color patterns, and remote)
- 2 Large googly eyes
- 1 pack of zip ties
Step 1 - Start
Step 2 - Knit
Step 3 - Finishing
Plug USB in and click the button to cycle through different color patterns
She used a 200 light strand and bent each LED into a swirly pattern, and then zip-tied them to each other as she went around. I thought - hmmm, I wonder if you could do it without zip ties? After a few weird wraps at the start, it occured to me that I could totally knit the wire together, making one stitch per LED. I did this all with my fingers, so I could easily fish the wire through the stitches and turn the LED so it was right-side out. Mine isn't voice-reactive yet, but that will come soon! Here are instructions so you can finger-knit your very own Blob, and you can also check out Debra's post on her Blob.