I decided to build a working 1500 Megawatt Aperture Science Heavy Duty Super-Colliding Super Button to switch the lights that shine on my movie collection.
My first version used a barebones Arduino Uno on a proto-board, but the Trinket is much easier.. Just a bit fidely to get working if you have not used one before.. worth it as they cost so little. Have a look on Adafrute’s website for instructions on programming a trinket with Arduino.
If you want to switch lights on and off, I have used a transmitter unit that works with Klikaan Klikuit units.. they are similar to many other wireless light switches so should be adaptable to other countries.
I ended up modeling it myself, using some 3D files that I found online someplace, that were unprintable..
The 4 STL files print well.. of course they look better with finer layers.
The Portal cube is one that I downloaded from here or thingiverse… it’s a hollow one, and I filled it with lead, then glued it shut.
download the files on: https://www.youmagine.com/designs/working-portal-buton
Trinket may be small, but do not be fooled by its size! It’s a tiny microcontroller board, built around the Atmel ATtiny85, a little chip with a lot of power. We wanted to design a microcontroller board that was small enough to fit into any project, and low cost enough to use without hesitation. Perfect for when you don’t want to give up your expensive dev-board and you aren’t willing to take apart the project you worked so hard to design. It’s our lowest-cost arduino-IDE programmable board!
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