C.L.A.P.O.F.F is a lamp that every time you turn it off you will hear sheers from a big crowd, congratulating you for remember that is allways better with the lights off.
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Step 1: INTRODUCTION
The idea comes of thinking how to encorage people to turn lights of, in order to save energy, because all day long we are using it and we only think about it and how important it is, when we have to pay the bill or wen is not around.
Step 2: HOW TO MAKE IT WORK - WIRING
To make the prototipe work i use PROCESSING (http://processing.org/)that is a way to develop media interactive arts, and WIRING(http://wiring.org.co/)that is use for explore and prototipe with alectronics without been an expert.
In this case I will use WIRING in order to have some activity in the computer (PROCESSING), so when I turn a light off with wiring IO board the computer will produce the sound i want.
First i explore with a led and a little switch.
Step 3: HOW TO MAKE IT WORK - THE LAMP
IO Board only work with voltage from 5 to 15 so in order to conect a lamp bulb you have to use a solid state switch that works like an optocoupler. (http://www.ortodoxism.ro/datasheets/clare/CPC1965Y.pdf)
The switch is connected like the little one the way is said in wiring.org
Step 4: PROTOTIPE- the Structure
The structure was made with aluminium rod 1cm wide and 2mm thickness.
To curve it first I made a mold with coal brik.
Then use a press and fold the aluminium around the mold.
Step 5: PROTOTIPE - the Fabric
First yo have to make the patern.
To make it easy I cover the estructure with paper and then copy it.
When yo have the paterns done you are able to copy in the fabric to cut and sew.
When you finish sewing the fabric put it into the structure.
Step 6: TO FINISH
Before closing the structure, take another rod and placed it across yhe structure and used to fix the electronics.
After fiked yÂ¡the eslectronic close the structure you can use soldering.
Now yo can conect the lamp and experince a new way of turn the lights off!