Once upon a time, making a toy was as simple as whittling a rough shape in a piece of wood, or tying a few rags together. Today? You’ve got to have LEDs and microchips up in that business. And you thought all those batteries were complicated.
Using a hodgepodge of items, like an Altoids tin, and enough coding knowledge to get the job done, father and DIYer Paulbo put together a homemade traffic light for his daughters to use when they played with their toy cars.
As neat as this project is (and neat is really an understatement, all I can think is: please don’t let my car enthusiast toddler see this. Mommy doesn’t even have the mint tin, much less any sort of ability to wire things together.