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Area of Interest
Electrical / Mechanical Engineering
The Urban School of San Francisco
Starter Project: Useless Machine
How It Works
The Useless Machine is composed of 3 main components: the base, the motor with its accompanying arm, and the PCB, or Printed Circuit Board. As you can see on the outside, the base of the machine is the black box, which gives structure and a foundation to the rest of the machine. The other two components work in tandem to make the machine move or work. The machine is given its purpose and basic instructions by the PCB, which features a switch, a snap switch, two resistors (100Ω and 220Ω), a bi-color LED, and a terminal for the wires of the motor and the battery pack that connects them to the PCB. The PCB routes the power from the batteries to the motor arm, with different instructions depending on the conditions of the switch and snap switch. When the switch is initially flicked, the PCB reads this and causes the motor arm to move up towards the switch. The motor arm then flicks the switch back to its starting position, before moving in the opposite direction, and stopping when it comes in contact with the snap switch. The LED flashes a green light as the motor arm moves up, and then flashes a red light when the motor arm moves back down to its starting position.