PIN SWITCH

I've been meaning to try this for sometime now.  And as I'm doing the Random String Residency it felt like a suitable moment to give it a go.  So today's tinker has been to prototype a brooch pin switch.

A glimps at a sketchbook which shows some diagrams of how to make a brooch pin into a switch for an eletrical circuit,



Testing a hacked childs toy for placement of a potential switch.

A hacked childs toy which has been sawn down to remove the unnecessary parts.


A prototype of a brooch pin which acts as a switch for an electrical circuit, here the switch is open, and so there is no light.


A prototype of a brooch pin which acts as a switch for an electrical circuit, here the brooch pin is closed and the light is on.


The front of a prototype circuit brooch, with an illuminated LED.


Prototype circuit brooch being worn.
Images from the top: Page from sketchbook, checking to see whether my theory worked, an edited down version (surplus removed), pin open- light off, pin closed- light on, the front of brooch (bear in mind this is a very rough prototype), trying it on... with oh so flattering blue up-lit effect - i think not.









No comments:

Post a Comment