Making Furniture Interactive

October 11, 2007

What now?

Filed under: Jenn Gooch — jenngooch @ 9:59 am

If you’re wondering how to tack on a sensor/switch to your existing automata, you may consider a Hall-effect sensor. It detects magnetic force, so if you put a magnet on your crank or some other moving part, and place the sensor within its path, you can trigger some other action. If your piece is moderately robust you could employ the more available roller type switch, but not necessarily for the same things (for instance without modification, the roller switch could only handle one-way circular motion).

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