Category Archives: Week 3: Switches, Sensors, & Keyboard Hacking

Dorothy project – 1st stage

The end goal is to create a wireless controller using shoes as a switch.

In this test copper conductive tape is used to light up an LED – video below




For the wireless controller part I decided to hack a mouse instead of a keyboard for the smaller form factor. Opening up the case, you can access all the click functions underneath the PCB by soldering directly on to the relevant terminals. Video below –



Week (3+4)

In Class:


Screen Shot 2015-09-25 at 12.02.40 AM


I was aiming to create a circuit that’s pull, using the magnets to pull the battery to the magnet to complete the circuit, but in the end, I think I ended up doing hit. It was fun anyway.



Screen Shot 2015-09-25 at 12.08.07 AM

Using construction paper, I folded an origami frog and added pieces of wire mesh onto it so that it would type a letter each time you made the frog jump. (Though my frog didn’t feel like jumping too much). I used this origami controller to control a game of Frogger. (Run in Processing with code by R.M. Watkins, found on openProcessing)