LED Bookmark Light (Bookmark + Reading Light)

LED Bookmark Reading Light is a tiny and cute reading mate for active readers who read a book even at night before bed. I really like reading books and I sometimes read a book before bed even after turning off the light. From my life experience, I made a tiny little reading mate which lights up when reading books. My idea was combining a bookmark and a reading light. Also, to control the light, I used a sliding potentiometer as a variable resistor and also designed it as a product. I wanted to make a practical product with the Arduino for this project.

Design

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Idea Sketch

Prototype



Materials

Variable Resister: Linear (Slide) Potentiometer

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Research

Design Research

DIY Bookmark

Reading Light

Technology Research

http://playground.arduino.cc/Main/FlightGearInputPot

Linear Potentiometer

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