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I'm not sure there's any one thing that's difficult, maybe just a lack of faith in my own abilities.Available time is also a factor, though - if I was to wait until I had the time to work on it, I'd never get onto the next section of this class, and right now I'd rather do that. I accept it's a cop out, but as this lesson was about switches, I feel that I've demonstrated my understanding of switches with what I've submitted, so I feel I'm doing it for the greater good.I see the next project involves properly building something - although that looks a lot simpler (barring the fact I don't own a drill, although I guess that's easily solved).
So, when I first saw this, I REALLY wanted to build the useless machine. It's something I've wanted to own for a while, so to build one myself would be extra amazing - but, realistically, I think it's a little out of my ability range.I fully intend on coming back to this at some point in the future and giving it a go, but for now, I'm going to submit a cop out mad-scientist switch.Rather than use AC, I decided it would be a lot safer to use DC, and set-up a simple switch to power an LED. The switch will soon go into my drawer and await a suitable halloween build project.
That's really pretty.
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So, I'm somewhat cheating again here, having done something similar to this via the Arduino Starter Kit, so I'm going to post the vine I did of a pinwheel spinning, controlled by the Arduino.- https://vine.co/v/iQ29Q06LUjM- https://vine.co/v/i2VrI9mpA5Y(It's not letting me attach an image to the post, it keep saying Internal Server Error, but I'm not able to submit the post without attaching something, so I've just attached my avatar from my library)
This is cheating, a bit, but I did a project very similar to the RBG LEDs before, so I've attached a photo of that, instead of repeating it again here. OK, so you can't see the separate LEDs under the lantern, but you'll have to take my word for it that they're there :)
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Here's my dude, sat atop an LED cube I soldered together a few months ago. It is so much harder soldering components together than it is soldering them to PCB.
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