SUPERNOVA

Project Brief...
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At the most basic level, the switch will open and close an electrical connection

The switch must open and close an electrical circuit using DC power (NO WALL POWER!)

Input > Process > Output

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SUPERNOVA is a normally open switch that closes when the wheel rotates. This happens because a spring is attached to the back of the wheel, and because it is elastic, it is able to complete the circuit temporarily. Because it illuminates on each rotation, the faster it rotates, the faster it flashes.

The board was purchased at a local skate shop, but was refinished (sanded, primed, painted with a high gloss) to increase reflectivity, and to fit the LED aesthetic. The stripes were inspired by Mustang racing stripes.

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