BUILD THE CIRCUIT
Get started with your button by building a simple circuit. Place the button between a blue power Bit and a green output Bit. We put an LED after our button. The function of the button is very simple. By pressing it you activate your output, but once you release it the output turns off.
6 Things you need to know about the button:
- Timeout Bit: The timeout Bit is a special input Bit that works best when it has an additional input placed before it to trigger it. The button is the perfect Bit for this. In the demo video you’ll see we’ve created a circuit power + button + timeout + vibration motor.
- Inverter Bit: Adding an inverter to your circuit allows your button to be both the ON and OFF trigger to two outputs. In the short demo, the two vibration motors go on and off inversely when you press the button, all because an inverter is placed before one of the vibration motors. Using the same theory, we also placed two RGB LEDs with the vibration motors, creating our own mini Transformers’ fighting scene replace the vibration motors with two rgb LEDs, and created this Transformers’ fighting scene. Another tip, we placed a seesaw shaped mounting surface onto the square under the white cap for the robots to stand on making them wobble.