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Whirl

switch

can a light switch encourage use through interation and form

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Design Goals

Before ideating, I created a quick moodboard to capture some styles and design details that are engaging and tactile.

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Engaging Interaction

Unobtrusive

Ergonomic

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this design had a simple, unobtrusive look to it and seemed engaging to use

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Printing

After taking my 3D printer apart and adjusting some of the parts, I printed four different switches to physically test. With my final print, I sanded, painted it white, and finished it with a sealant.

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Final Prototype Assembly

the print was thoroughly  sanded, filled, spray painted white, and sealed

the ring was printed separately and glued to the face to ensure a smooth surface for rotation

the backpiece features a small hole and a recessed portion to fit the tack head without it protruding

I used a simple tack as a pin to hold the front and back together while allowing rotation

How It Works

The switch rotates clockwise and clicks into place every quarter with the serine, horizontal position being off and the vertical positions being on.

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Off

On

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Whirl

switch