6d26d795 16fc 4094 a662 af2dde37e00e

invention

Light Saver, a Rule Your Room Kit Invention

by Vedantdesai

Published on August 2, 2016

Invent a device that is guaranteed to save you energy™

 

With the Rule Your Room Kit you can use Makey Makey to control your room! This invention reminds you to turn off your light before you leave your room.

How To Make It

STEP 1 : BUILD BRICK STAND

9ec51c21 0cd4 4113 82f8 e7824eec3fbe

Build a stand using Lego bricks and then mount it on the wall using adhesive strips as seen in the picture:

STEP 2 : APPLY ALUMINIUM FOIL

F6c41ded 499b 45dc b16b 8676671fe650

Place a piece of aluminum foil on switch cover and wrap another piece of foil on to the switch (Make sure that piece of foil on switch is long enough so that when the light is turned on, it touches the foil placed on switch cover).

STEP 3 : BUILD THE CIRCUIT

Ad81a216 abdc 4c69 88c0 fed46cbfec61

Power + Makey Makey + Bargraph + Servo Add Servo Accessories & Alligator clips

STEP 4 : ATTATCH ALLIGATOR CLIPS

F2b31c27 3f23 4d09 9a7c 271a102fd04d

Attach the other end of alligator clips to the aluminum foils placed on the switch and the switch cover. Cover the circuit with the monster head (template A). Attach the servo with mechanical arm as seen the picture using tape.

STEP 5 : TEST CIRCUIT

B9782081 a646 44a0 b280 6dfc2216fd97

Now, when your light is in the on position, the circuit will complete and the servo will block your door with a sign that reads "Turn the lights off." Never leave your light on with Light Saver!