• Sohaila Mosbeh

رقصني يا جدع - Switch.

Class 02 - Intro to Physical Computing


I brainstormed on what aspect can I add to make turning on a switch fun and playful in way, the action of pushing a button within itself is interactive. Using our hands to input an action and the output would be light coming on for instance, so what can I add more to that action? 

Thinking of fun and playful the Phrase “Ra'sney Ya Gada3 “ , Translation of that phrase hey dude make me dance. Gathering pieces of magazine cut outs to put together a composition of what the collage would look like, and after putting together the collage. The next step was sketching out the slide movement of the and how that action could complete the electrical current to turn on the LED.


As I figured out the schematics of the moving parts, I decided to begin by testing out all the components separately to make sure everything is working great. According to the gifs on the left the tests were a success!














Now it was time to wire everything up together, a simple task right? oh boy was I wrong. Trail after trail after trail nothing seemed to work. I lost count on how times I took everything apart and then putting it all back together again, thinking I must be doing something wrong here. I coded a simple switch test on the Arduino interface just to see if my custom switch is even working and it was!


Fail! Fail! Fail! Fail! Fail! Fail! Fail! Fail! Fail! Fail! Fail! Fail! Fail! Fail! Fail! Fail! Fail! Fail! Fail! Fail!



Pretty much lost count on how many times I failed to figure out what was wrong, until Yeseul came to help me out (thank you again!). Turned out the main culprit here was my breadboard, there was no power reaching the lower half of it so that's why the LED wouldn't turn on. Solving that problem was a simple wire connection from the ground to the lower part of the breadboard, lesson learned make sure your breadboard isn't weird!

Success!Success! Success! Success! Success! Success! Success! Success! Success! Success!




Finishing it all up with a got polish up look and....



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