“Powerswitch,” reminds me of the Singaporean children’s part in The Adventures of Flo and Kat (2003-2005) project.
I have been pondering on it for a while. My hesitation of course had something to do with procrastination and chickening out. Somewhere along those lines. A few days ago, however, I have decided that it is nonsense that my reason for not having cut any wires until now is because I don’t have a soldering iron. Quatch, as the Germans would say. I could just stick the naked parts of the cable together with tape.
Another reason for my procrastination and chickening out was that I’m not sure whether the powerswitch will take exactly the same amount of voltage from the battery. This is a potential Quatch as well. I like that the Germans start their Nouns in Capitals.
Therefore, I was left with only one other reason, which might be legitimate: I just don’t know enough about where to connect two of the cables going out of the powerswitch.
This is what toy 1’s powerswitch connections look like:
|I can understand that the orange cable goes out from the switch to the positive pole of the battery compartment, and the black one goes out from the negative pole of the battery compartment to the end of the circuit board.|
|If I would put it in toy 2, the orange cable going out of the powerswitch in toy 1 will have to connect to the red cable of toy 2 which connects to the positive pole of the battery compartment of toy 2. Where should the black one coming out of toy 2’s negative pole of battery compartment go, though?|
|I took a closer look at toy 2, and realised that the big green thing I thought was the PCB was actually just a placeholder for the buttons. So silly of me not to realise earlier. The circuit board is actually just the small brown board with visible resistors. All the buttons are connected to this brown board with cables. I pulled the brown board out of its green plastic holders.|
|The black cable turns out to be connected to some end of the circuit board. Just like in toy 1. The next problem, however, is that there is a red cable and a white cable coming out from toy 1’s power switch, and they each connect to each end of the circuit board. Shoot me, Lawd. How can I figure this out?|
|These facts might be useful: each of the two white cables from the speakers are connected to each end of the circuit board. Whenever any button on toy 2 is pressed, the speaker would be activated. There’s another thing that gets activated whenever any button is pressed as well: a small light that’s connected to the brown and orange cables which other ends are connected to the board. It seems like the orange cable, one of the white cables from the speaker, and the red cable connected to the positive pole of the battery compartment are all soldered to one, though. I might have sketched this wrongly.|