Week 3 Assignment – Swatches by Alonso Castro


My first iteration of this project was inspired by the LED throwies shown in class, but in this case I wanted to make discs made with foam and cotton fabric and let it be a toy where two or more people could play with. Then, I could not make the disc fly well enough without the battery, LED light and wired inside so I decided to make little pillow-shaped object with wires hanging on the outside for easily changing batteries and/or LEDs. Inside the pillows I made a sandwich circuit with two pieces of foam holding a piece of cotton knitted onto copper fabric and in the middle a piece of foam with a hole in the middle that would break the circuit unless the pillow was pressed to create a contact between the two pieces of copper fabric.


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