Light Controller

During class, it was mentioned to explore different ways of turning on a light. I instantly thought of using stretch sensors to do this. Since I was going to be out of town for most of the week and unable to access components, I grabbed three from the ER. I was able to set up a a circuit that had a stretch sensor attached for each color value. However, when I went to stretch the red value cord, the cord broke. I still was able to use it although, it wasn’t as long. However, as I was readjusting things, I realized that the stretch sensors would not work in the same way as a potentiometer. I am sure there is way to create such a controller, but I couldn’t figure out how I would be able to bring the value back down to zero after stretching it. I thought of a possible reset button but that still didn’t seem like it was work. At this point, I realized it was probably better to start simpler and keep adding. So for this project I just used simple potentiometers from the shop.








Tangible Interaction: Game Controller


This game controller wraps around a computer so the user can have a close eye to what they are pressing and feel like they are almost using a tablet. On the right side are the basic, commonly used directional buttons (up, down, right, and left) and the left side has the less commonly used, power booster. The container also has a stand on the back for extra support.  The controller uses five standard push buttons and an Arduino Micro.


Tangible Interaction: Game Controller from Lindsey Frances on Vimeo.

Original Circuit Test:


Arduino Code:




Laser Cutting File:

Note: MakerCase was used for basic file designs.


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