It took a lot of sketching to figure out where everything was going to go.
I used a little tacky glue to adhere the different parts and a marker to sketch out my paths for stitching.
I'm not going to lie, it was very tricky to start and required a lot of thinking and problem solving. Once I got the hang of it, I was able to work a little more quickly :)
Today I was able to connect with some other makers at Generator and got some good feedback and suggestions for helping to solve the sound issue. One woman suggested I tear a speaker out of one of those talking greeting cards and use that. Jill also found that they sell them on the Sparkfun site. I tried adding a larger buzzer that I picked up at Radio Shack. While it proved to be louder, the tones were different. The other idea I am playing with is making a fabric speaker. I am just learning about it, but it involves constructing a spiral out of conductive material and using a magnet to amplify sound. I only had a basic kitchen magnet to play with, but I think a strong magnet could really work. Can you hear the difference?
This evening I was able to add the eight additional lights. Here is a little video of what I have so far. I hope to fix the sound and motor issues in the next few days!