Project Dorothy

My setup is pretty basic: when I click my heels together, the light turns on.

I soldered the ends of two wires to two small pieces of conductible fabric. Those then are taped to the inside heels of my shoes. It worked on the first go, so this was a very smooth project. I am going to fiddle around to see what else I can do since this was fairly easy. Either way, here’s a video showing it work below. The overall circuit is completed on the breadboard, with two longer wires extended out from the power and resister and the light. Once the two wires connect, the switch closes the circuit. The conductible fabric was used in part to make the circuit easier to connect with more surface area, and also because I wanted to practice soldering (it was a messy job because the fabric melted as I was soldering (whoops)).

Leave a Reply