Museum of Science and Industry


Make a Circuit Board

Step 2 of 10: Cut and strip the lights and wire

Cut a section of holiday lights, leaving about 6 inches of wire before the first light on the string and after the last light. Strip the ends off the last half-inch of wire on both ends. You can use just one bulb, or a string of bulbs.

Cut the insulated wire into seven sections that are about 12 inches long. Strip the ends off the last half-inch of wire on both ends.


Museum Hours
  • through November 30:
    Monday - Wednesday: 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.
    Friday - Sunday: 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
    Open daily except Thanksgiving and Christmas
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Museum Location
Museum of Science+Industry
5700 S. Lake Shore Drive
Chicago, IL 60637
1 (773) 684-1414
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