Going through my monthly review of sites a link led me to here . These great paper robots with paperelectonics( mainly metal tape, resistors and leds) thought they were a great Idea and has anybody every used this in their designs? here is a pic
I'm definitely not this advanced, but I am pretty obsessed w/ making my toys move and light up that's for sure- I like to use magnets, & put my toys on top of other wind up toys so you can only see the paper one, and I like to use bicycle tire lights that flash inside them, or glow sticks.
I've been doing something like this, glad you brought it up (I've been wanting to talk about it) I'm making a set of Ghostbuster toys as I'm a big fan and when you print them you will notice the proton pack is the perfect size to fit a D battery in, and this is no coincidence, For my Ghost buster toys I'm putting LED's in to make the proton pack and blasters light up.
Oh no, the ghost buster is just the right size, its a one peice toy. The main reason I'm using a D batterie is to help waigh it down and add a little more substence to the peice.... but for thinkgs like the ghost trap i will use watch batteries :)
Thinking about routing my extra red LED light into one of my designs and 'hiding' the battery pack under like a box it sits on or something. It sounds pretty fun and would definitely increase it's awesomeness...