smell me switch!

For this week’s assignment, I first thought about a switch that would turn an LED light on when you sit, and while this was definitely possible, I wanted to do something a bit more fun. As I was sitting, I got the idea to connect two clips to my septum ring and let the current run through the ring. It first started as a joke, I just wanted to see what would happen, but then I realized I wanted to use my septum as the switch or button. I struggled for a bit to decide how to make it a switch, by connecting the clips to the right the light was on, but because it was connected the only way to turn it off was to disconnect the clips. Somehow I came up with the idea to instead extend two wires with metal and have them touch the ring. I tested it out with my water bottle and saw that it could work, but I wanted something that perhaps doesn’t look amazing, but looks better than my purple water bottle. I used cardboard and hot glue to make a triangular pyramid and glue paper over it to make it look a bit better. The idea is to make the pyramid smell nice and when you sniff the LED lights up! (this only works for people with septum rings, although I imagine other piercings could work too)

here’s a video of me doing it!

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