Optoelectronic Gift Wrapping
■ FIGURE 13. These images show both Christmas tins with their lights on.
■ FIGURE 15. This push off (left)/push on (right) star light package should be
suitable for a baby shower gift, a graduation gift, or an accomplishment gift.
to illuminated gift packaging. ■ FIGURE 14. This push off (top)/push on
(bottom) heart light package should be
Figure 10 shows two possibilities suitable for a Valentine’s Day gift, an
using short, two C battery driven, anniversary gift, or a birthday gift.
strings of 10 Christmas tree lights
(Figure 11) that I obtained from a
discount store. They are available
around Christmas time as a plain 10
are available from many electronic
surplus outlets with the 1.5 volt ones
shown in Figure 8 obtained from
www.mpja.com (Stock # 8980-LA). A
small flap (with a wooden dowel
handle) was cut from one end of the
box to facilitate entry for inserting a
gift and switching on the 1.5 volt
battery supply. The flowers and ■ FIGURE 16. This push off (left)/push on (right) happy face light package should
accompanying greens were attached be suitable for any occasion. Hey, what can you say about the omnipresent smiley
to the surface of the present with hot symbol — such wrappings should go to a happy person for whatever reason!
melt glue. The softly glowing flowers
make a spectacular presentation (see
light set (Item # ES62-105A) and
as a set of 10 lights with green
plastic stars attached (Item#
Round (and square) Christmas
tins decorated for the season are
usually available from all sorts of
general merchandise stores and
food markets during the holidays.
These are excellent containers
that allow for an easy conversion
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