Make Electronics:Part 4

Today was Experiment #6: Very Simple Switching.

The rudiments of switches

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This is a toggle switch that was included in the experiment kit. 
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This is the toggle. You can flip it back and forth to turn the current on and off. 

The switches that were included in this kit have 3 terminals, but some switches, like the lights in your house, have 2 terminals. This is because their output is only on or off. These switches are known as single throw switches. A single-pole, single-throw switch is abbreviated SPST.

I tried making the circuit in the book but the LED wouldn’t light up because my wires would not attach to the switch.

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