####Powering up the board
- Power up arduino using USB power. Connect +5V to +ve of bread board, GND to -ve of breadboard.
- Power up both sides of the breakboard using non-ada/self-skinned connecting wires. Size of wires not accurate unlike T.Igoe.
####Building a series circuit
- Staying in convention, red wires for +ve, connecting to longer end of diode
- Connected to -ve end (LED turned on and then burnt out. Resistor missing.
- Added resistor in series, used blue wire as a circuit breaker to -ve completing the circuit.
- It works! (below)
####Sunglasses as a Switch (SaaS)
That didn’t work
- Cheap sunglasses are poor conductors
- The plan was to have the legs act as a switch when you close so they connect
- The lenses part of the frame would be insulating, the legs complete the circut when closed
- Platinum strip was an amazing conductor
- To be used as switch points
- Cut up the strip in smaller strips to act as switch points
####Using our body as a switch
But I started conducting, similar to T.Igoe measuring body voltage by holding the multimeter probes in either hand. I made the LED flicker, just a bit, by holding the platinum switch connector in each hand.
Bad idea, dangerous? But at extremely low voltages the idea of embedded switches in our bodies sounds fantastic.