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Closing it Up

Lesson 18 from: Circuit Bending: Making Music By Rewiring Toys and Devices

J. Anthony Allen

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18. Closing it Up

Lesson Info

Closing it Up

everyone. So I just wanted to point out one more thing before we wrap up here. Um, I don't think I was explicit about this, and this is something that gave me, um, something that took me a little while to figure out when I first started doing this. So I wanted to point it out for you. So we're looking at here another toggle switch. This is a different model than the one that I used, but, um, it's basically the same, right? We've got two pins down here and I've got a toggle switch. So, um, if you were asking yourself which wire goes to which pin Ah, the answer is it doesn't matter. In this case, all we're doing is completing the circuit. So whether or not you put the black wire or the green wire in my case or one of the other, it doesn't matter which one it goes to. Um, you can switching off. It doesn't. It doesn't matter at all. It just is. One goes to one of them, the other one goes to the other one. And then when the switch is on, the circuit is completed. That's all it is now Anothe...

r thing to point out here is that if you're having trouble uh, connecting to these little holes, here's a trick. A lot of time. What we do is we pull. We put the wire in this way, and so the end of the bare wire is on the inside here. Try doing it the opposite way. Put the insulated wire in the middle and poke it out. So the the stripped end of the wire is poking out and then do the same thing on the other side. So these air pointing out, Then put a little dollop of sauder on the outside that will keep the tips from touching, because if they touch that, it's basically always gonna be on. So we want to avoid that. So have the wires come on the inside and then bend them to push out. Ah, and that will get you a more secure connection. So I just wanted to point that out about to switch because a lot of people I've seen get stuck on that. Which wire goes to which end of it and the answer for these kinds of switches not all switches but in these kinds of switches is it doesn't matter. We're just completing the circuit. So there you go. Little bonus tip

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I am a complete beginner to this topic and I enjoyed watching the free live stream of this course. It taught me enough to get started with some ideas, although I anticipate I'll have to follow up with other YouTube videos to ensure I understand enough for different kinds of toys and techniques. Thanks!

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