Turning things on

I learned a lot doing the labs this week. I attended two Physical Computing workshops.

Workshop on 9/11:

  • What is a circuit?
  • What are these components?
  • I want to turn this LED on.

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Workshop on 9/15:

  • Seriously, why do we use a multimeter?
  • No really, what are these components for?
  • I want to turn two LEDs on.

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To apply what I learned using switches, I wanted to make a simple application that would ultimately encourage someone to finish a book.

When the book is completely closed both sets of LEDs would go on:

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When the book is halfway read, the yellow LEDs turn off, and only the red LEDs are on.

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Wouldn’t you want those bright red lights to turn off? Me too! So, why not finish the book?

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To demonstrate someone using the book: