Toy Switch Override

About: Hi, I'm Jude. I make toys and electronic gadgets.

For this hack, I use "DIY littleBits" to demonstrate how to override a simple toy switch with alternate switches and a light/dark sensor.  It's a great way to startle someone for fun when they turn out the lights at night and a good way to provide an "assistive technology" switch for someone who is lacking fine motor skills.   

To learn how to make the power and light trigger circuits, visit https://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-littleBits-Introduction/  ... In that instructable, step 1 is "power" and step 9 is "light trigger".  Also visit littleBits.cc for the open hardware circuit designs.

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    odebron

    4 years ago

    im not sure if my niece would want her toys turned into borg

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    JackANDJudeodebron

    Reply 4 years ago on Introduction

    Heh. You could always reconnect the wires back so the toy is back to it's old self. ;)