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2nd Term

Spring 2017

Experimental Electronics
14 Week time frame

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Li is a versatile light that can illuminate wherever needed, its modularity, cylindrical shape, and magnetic endpoints allow for a range of applications.

Desk Lamp

Designing an Illumination device that adapts itself to the user and not the other way round

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Foot

Takes up too much space

Position

Of light may cause glare

Switch

Position creates unnecessary effort

Size

Makes storage difficult

Design Criteria

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Easy Storage

Transition from use to storage quick

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Unobtrusive

Avoid over-sized 

parts 

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Adaptable

Usable at different kinds of situations

Design Directions

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Fabric Wraped PlayDoh

Neodymium

Magnet ends

Fabric Wraped Water Ziplock

Fabric Wraped Corn Starch & Water

'Pen' Light

Path Chosen

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Protyping

The first prototype was a glass cylinder with LEDs on both ends. However the biggest problem was their dim brightness.

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After taking apart a tactical light, this small circuit was responsible for increasing the current supplied to the LED. So I ended up using them inside of the glass cylinders.