The Makey Christmas Train Decoration

Makey's playing with his new Toy Christmas train! Motorized and illuminated with a single LED. Fun for Christmas wonderment!


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Print the parts here, and modify them in any way that you want to create your own Christmas Train decoration. I had this small motor, but a stepper motor or a variable speed motor would be an awesome upgrade. How about a touch sensitive RGB LED to change colors!

The Mountain Tunnel can easily replaced with another scene, as well as the Train turntable, could be changed to sleigh and reindeer, or race cars, or whatever says Christmas to you. Either way, have fun!

Materials and methods

-1 LED
-1 resistor (Don't want to burn out the LED)
-1 small hobby motor (Substitutes could be used to make a slower moving train, but then again, this is the future!)
-battery enclosure with switch (I used 2 Double A batteries)
-Printed parts included here are: (Scaled Makey Figure, motor/LED Mount, Base, Enclosure, Train Turntable, Mountain Tunnel Scene Cap



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30a37f7803c28024cd1b5c101cb731ea?default=blank&size=40ovirt added this to the Toys Kinetic collection ago
C190f4222fa4e34d9efad8fbefb47dba?default=blank&size=40Paul C added this to the Makey Objects collection ago
Mini img 0314C. Michael Neely commented ago

Thanks Lyssens! Now I have another movie to add to the list!


A4a462d2ea7865ac9590cb024b23a91b?default=blank&size=40Valeriy Tyazhloff added this to the MC&NY collection ago
B0b11a70e4b127d3c908d6a19b505ac2?default=blank&size=40Lyssens Yves commented ago

This is cool,

Expecially the train is going so fast.

Makes me think of the movie SnowPiercer

Mini img 0314C. Michael Neely published this design ago