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#694 Teddy Bear Viking

If you go down in the woods today, you’re sure of a big surprise … a Teddy Bear Viking in a Walnut!


Here’s a quick demo..



I picked up this little Teddy Bear Viking Aurora Model No. CT-026 on a whim from Volks in Tokyo.


Circuit Design

The circuit is as simple as it gets - a 5mm Blinking Candle LED powered by a CR2032 battery.



Build Log

the figure is a quite nicely cast in white metal/lead


practicing my figure painting..

build01b build01c

the stage is set - this is going to be another walnut diorama


building up the walnut interior..



testing the candle LED again:


coming together..


I’m thinking just a little matchbox base..


If you go down in the woods today, you’re sure of a big surprise..


If you go down in the woods tonight, you’re in for a bigger fright..


And it closes too;-)


Credits and References

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This page is a web-friendly rendering of my project notes shared in the LEAP GitHub repository.

LEAP is just my personal collection of projects. Two main themes have emerged in recent years, sometimes combined:

  • electronics - usually involving an Arduino or other microprocessor in one way or another. Some are full-blown projects, while many are trivial breadboard experiments, intended to learn and explore something interesting
  • scale modelling - I caught the bug after deciding to build a Harrier during covid to demonstrate an electronic jet engine simulation. Let the fun begin..
To be honest, I haven't quite figured out if these two interests belong in the same GitHub repo or not. But for now - they are all here!

Projects are often inspired by things found wild on the net, or ideas from the many great electronics and scale modelling podcasts and YouTube channels. Feel free to borrow liberally, and if you spot any issues do let me know (or send a PR!). See the individual projects for credits where due.